I firmly believe children don’t need ‘stuff’ they just need to know how to play.
I just love to see my kids playing outdoors and making the very most of nature. It feels so right and it is just such an essential part of childhood. Despite battling against their wish for screen time I think once they are outside and fully engaged even my kids would admit that it is MUCH more fun to play in the wild then stare at a too noisy screen.
Born to Be Wild (RSPB) is a lovely new book by Hattie Garlick, it ispacked to the rafters with fabulous ideas to encourage children to play, craft and create outdoors.
We received our copy at the weekend and have marked off all the projects we want to try (there were an awful lot of them). The ideas follow the seasons and the Spring projects are lovely and we are excited to get stuck in . There are many for the seaside too so we will pack this book up and take it on our holidays with us. cannot wait to try the sand Houdini competition!
This weekend we had a go at making treasure maps for each other and planting markers around the garden. It was such a giggle. Next up we have plans to make alphabet stones, a blossom crown and a mandala. There are hundreds of great ideas in this book and they are all free so it is a brilliant resource for a thrifty parent!
The book has really easy to follow instructions and simple ideas, it also has lots of facts, thoughts and research around play and the importance of being outdoors and connecting with nature.
This truly is a lovely book and suitable for families with children of all ages. I highly recommend it
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