It’s that time of year when the weather suddenly changes and you and your students find yourselves looking longingly out the window. So how about a few new books to inspire you and your class to make the most of the lovely weather and new life springing up all over the great outdoors?
Daisy’s Big Dig by Angie Morgan (Frances Lincoln’s Children’s Books). A lovely story about community action with the whole neighbourhood coming together to help dig a garden (ages 5+).
Off to the Park by Stephen Cheetham (Child’s Play). An interactive and inclusive board book about a visit to the park. The book includes Braille numbering and has been designed with features to stimulate senses such as textured illustrations and a scratch and sniff ice-cream (all ages).
The Something by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan). A child becomes fascinated with a small hole in the garden and the possibilities of what might be down there (ages 3+). Great for encouraging outdoor exploration and the imagination.
A Walk From: Our Seaside School by Deborah Chancellor (Franklin Watts). A group of children and their teacher take a walk around their local area, which in this case is Brighton as the children are from Carlton Hill Primary School! You could easily use this book as a basis for your own discoveries around your school.
The Wild City Book: Fun Things To Do Outdoors in Towns and Cities by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks (Frances Lincoln). A handy little book of activities for those who live in a city.
Outdoor Wonderland: The Kids’ Guide To Being Outside by Josie Jeffrey and Alice Lickens (Ivy Press). Activities for all types of weather and places.
Wild Adventures by Brita Granström and Mick Manning (Frances Lincoln’s Children’s Books). A brand new book for the budding Ray Mears. Filled with exciting outdoor activities such as animal tracking, making shelters and foraging (safely) for food in the wild.
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