Summer Inspiration with Thrive Book from Gillian Powell!

Summer inspiration from Irish author Gillian Powell's 'Thrive Summer Outdoor Nature Activities for Children and Families'. If you are looking to encourage the children to connect with nature in the Summer then this is the perfect book!

With over 60 pages of activity ideas covering various topics such as Healthy Eating, Sensory Walks, Science, Maths, Well Being and Climbing. The book includes pictures as a guide to many of the activities and is aimed at children between 2 and 8 years old.

This book makes a great addition to any Early Years Setting to have on hand for staff who might need some inspiration or guidance when connecting with the outdoors and nature during the Summer. Gillian wrote this book based on her own first hand experience with children.

Summer Inspiration - The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Young Children

Gillian says;

'I believe that Summer is a time of abundance and imagination. This Summer edition of Thrive will explore nature and outdoor activities that will develop children's cognitive and creative thinking. These activities have been tried and tested over thirty-two years working in an early years setting. The underlying principles of this book reinforce the importance of nature for children and families. Thrive continues to emphasise mindfulness and holistic emotional well being, for children and families.'

Summer Time gives children the opportunity to be outdoors where they can be free to explore the world around them. Furthermore, playing outdoors can benefit children in many ways from exposure to sunlight, movement of body, improvement of balance and coordination and finally, sensory engagement.

The below video gives a taste of the ideas that are included in the book. This book is available to purchase on the Early Years Shop along with the 3 other books in the series; Thrive Spring, Autumn and Winter!

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