'Thrive Summer Outdoor Nature Activities for Children and Families' is our latest addition to our 'Exploring Nature with Children' Category. This book was written by Irish Early Years Educator Gillian Powell M.ED. who has over 30 years experience in the sector. The book was created with the aim to guide, inspire and help both Early Years Educators and families to connect with the outdoors. It has over 85 pages full of fun outdoor activities that can be done with children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. This book is a great addition to any Early Years Services for inspiration and guidance when looking to learn outdoors during the Summer months!
Summertime provides the perfect place for a child to play as there is so much excitement and wonder. There are so many opportunities for sensory explorations from jumping in puddles to balancing on a log. In this exciting new book 'Thrive' there are opportunities for learning integrated into each experience. In addition, examples are provided to help to extend the learning in a fun and engaging way. Gillian is a firm believer in encouraging children to spend more time outdoors. This book was carefully crafted to encourage and enhance children’s natural curiosity, unleash their creativity and help stimulate conversation. Furthermore, and maybe most importantly to show children how to have fun -whatever the weather! For a taster of what the books includes see the below short video.