I Love Dirt!

52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at boygirlparty.com.

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Author Bio
Maya Pagan DonenfeldMaya Pagán Donenfeld is the creator of the popular green crafting and simple living blog mayamade.com, which was established in 2008. Maya teaches printing and sewing classes, including at the extremely popular art retreat Squam Art Workshops. She is also an instructor on Creativebug.com and is the author of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials (Wiley, 2012).
Details
Imprint: Roost
ISBN: 9781590305355
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.5 x 7.5
Praise

"Here is the potential for much fun, many meaningful experiences—and a trove of shared stories." —Richard Louv, from the foreword

"There may be no better way to ensure the well-being of the natural world tomorrow than to introduce children to its many small wonders today. Through a series of accessible activities designed to engage young minds and all five senses, this book reminds us of—even celebrates—the magic to be found right outside our own back doors." —Todd Christopher, cofounder of National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour

"I Love Dirt! is a perfect book for parents, teachers, or anyone who cares about children and nature. A nature-lover herself, Jennifer Ward has done an excellent job creating a collection of fun, interactive ways for children everywhere to connect with nature and combat the growing negative impact of sedentary, indoor lifestyles on our youth." —David Mizejewski, naturalist, National Wildlife Federation, and host of Animal Planet’s Backyard Habitat

"A perfect companion to your nature center and hiking trail excursions!" —Nashville Parent

"A wonderful resource for parents. This book could be the ticket to many wonderful memories for both parent and child." —Portland Book Review

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