You've probably skipped stones or fed ducks, but have you ever listened to a tree's heartbeat? Do you know three ways to figure out direction without a compass? The Bumper Book of Nature is a gloriously designed treasure trove of nature activities, ideas and information to inspire the whole family to switch off the TV and computer and get outside, whether you live in the deepest inner city, by the sea or on a farm.
In his book, author Stephen Moss describes more than 100 fun and free activities to keep kids—and their parents—entertained in their own surroundings. With suggestions like "Go for a walk in a graveyard," "Lie down in long grass and stare at the sky" and "Dig for earthworms," Moss's ideas recall the easy fascinations of our own childhoods.
This collection serves as more than just a fun nature guide; it is a means by which the next generation can learn to love and respect the natural world. So get out there and make a plaster cast of an animal track or take a really close look at an ant colony. Moss's book will inspire parents and children to put their electronics away and start appreciating life's little wonders. -Emma Mueller
About the Author:
Stephen Moss works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and The Nature of Britain. Author of the 'Birdwatch' column in the Guardian, his other books include Birds and Weather, A Bird in the Bush and This Birding Life. He lives in Somerset with his wife and five children.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony (June 15, 2010)