Children’s book recommendations

Rocks Rock: celebrating international stonework playday

In a post earlier this year, I shared my six favourite children’s books to support play with dandelions to celebrate the confluence of World Book Night and Earth Day on 22nd April.  Now, just over half of the year later, on the other side of the seasonal cycle, it’s time to celebrate one of my …

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Loose Parts and Transient Storytelling

Early Childhood Outdoors is keen to share resources that support the mission of “more children thriving outdoors, more often and for longer, benefiting from richer and more meaningful environments offering authentic, rewarding and satisfying experiences”.   We are especially enthusiastic when we can share and promote new materials produced by those who are part of the growing ECO …

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Celebrating World Book Night and Earth Day

Celebrating World Book Night and Earth Day together with six children’s great fiction books featuring Dandelions! “What better day than Earth Day to really make a determined effort to live lives in better harmony with nature.” Dr Jane Goodall This blog, from a lifelong avid reader and lifetime dandelion lover, is about Dandelions and Books.  …

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Wonderful children’s books to support their experiences outside

Children’s picture books can be magical and are an important part of the pedagogy of working with the outdoors. What better place to start this stream of the Early Childhood Outdoors blog than this review by Liz Magraw (thanks Liz!) The Lost Words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane, author & Jackie Morris, illustrator (2017 …

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The Incredible Journey – book review

Book Review – The Incredible Journey by Tom Burlison, illustrated by Sara Sanchez – review by Katharine Finkill The Incredible Journey is an exciting adventure book for young children, about the imaginings of two children, Ruby and Elliot, as they walk to school each morning. With simple, clear illustrations by Sara Sanchez this lovely book …

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