The new Sound Sculpture trail at Natural England’s Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve has inspiring sculptures to explore and listen to, made with help from local school children. The children thought this one looked like a giant dormouse nest!
How about taking your teddy bears to the woods and making them their own special shelter? These teddies are picnicing in a shelter made by children on a school trip to our local Wildlife Trust’s College Lake Nature Reserve.
Just spotted our first review on You Tube!
The lowly stick is given lofty status with 70 examples of things you can make or do with one, from fire-building to jewelry-making. Each project is rated by complexity. Frances Lincoln, $15. Ages 8 and up.
What creatures can you make from a stick, some clay and a few natural materials? These boys made a dragonfly and a robin!
How many times have you suggested going for a walk, only to be met by moans and groans and feeble excuses from unenthusiastic children? Or you may be on route and they refuse to go any further! It doesn’t have to be like that, a walk can be an action packed adventure, a journey of discovery, an escape into the imagination or a thrilling challenge!
All you need is lots of fun ideas to make walking fun, so we have put together our very first e-book. The idea is you can download it onto a smart phone and have inspiration at your fingertips, where ever you are, when ever you need it. It is full of tips on what to pack before you set off, planning the route, games, activities and adventures that need very little preparation or equipment, as well as quick ideas of things to do to get out of sticky situations such as they want to be carried or refuse to go another step.
Take a look and let us know what you think. This is our first attempt and we plan to keep improving it as we learn more, but we wanted to make it available before the summer holidays. It can be downloaded from Amazon and anyone purchasing it will get new editions free as we update it.