Three books to help little ones connect with nature

Three books to help little ones connect with nature

What Can You Spot in the Woods?

By Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham, Fine Feather Press

Part of the Nature Spotters series, this is a child-friendly companion for exploring our rich woodlands and discovering the species that live there. It’s divided into themes such as mammals, birds, trees and fungi, and there are large colour photographs of each species for easy identification. You can tick off entries as you see them, and even if you don’t spot all 190 species featured, it’s wonderful to learn about the incredible wildlife living in our woods and forests.

A Little Dose of Nature: Outdoor Fun to Help Happiness Bloom

By Dr Alison Greenwood, illustrated by Anneli Bray, Ivy Kids

With activities such as making a mandala, scavenging for smells, and drawing sun portraits with a friend, this gentle, interactive book offers us a daily dose of nature to make us feel good. The benefits of being outside are endless, and the book helps us get closer to nature by showing us how to notice the relaxing patterns of fractals, how to tune into the sounds of nature, and how to soak up fresh air, sunlight and all the goodness of the soil.

The Big Book of Nature Art: 22 Projects Using Natural and Recycled Materials

By Yuval Zommer, Thames & Hudson

This great, big, colourful book is packed with nature art projects. Every activity can be completed in four steps, so they are easily achievable by children. You can have a go at making chirruping crickets, sneaky snakes, moon moths and more, and there are interesting facts on each page about the natural wonders that have inspired the activities. Wonderful illustrations offer loads of ideas, but the emphasis is on connecting with nature and letting your own creativity run wild.


Reviews by Alice Ellerby

We feature a range of book reviews for adults, teens and children in each issue of JUNO, published bi-monthly. 

First published in Issue 83 of JUNO. Accurate at the time this issue went to print. 

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