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Weekend Links: Summer Reading Booklists Inspired by Nature

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Welcome to weekend links! The weather has been amazing here in my hometown and our whole family is looking forward to a summer filled with fun, sun and nature. With that in mind, I’ve discovered some wonderful reading booklists and activities that include “Nature-y” topics that I thought everyone might like. Enjoy!

Honey Bee Activities from KC Edventures
books about bees

Learning and Writing About Landforms at Around the Kampfire

Books about landforms for kids Around the Kampfire
21 Ocean Themed Books and More for Kids  via @Dustybug


Fish Books for Kids  via @jennyevolution

books about fish

Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series-The Great Redwood Tree Booklist

redwood tree booklist

Books About Rocks for Young Kids  via @Shaunna_FFL

books about rocks

Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World

Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Tress Around the World

Concerned that your kids aren’t getting enough “outside time?”

Despite data that shows that 80% of natural vitamin D comes from the rays of the sun, many children, roughly only 23% are spending enough time outside and welcoming the sun’s rays. Most children do not get enough vitamin D from food alone and are at risk of deficiency if they are spending prolonged periods of time indoors. Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Marilyn Scott-Waters from The Toymaker have combined their respective talents to not only create a clever solution, but also an amazing guidebook to help parents help their children regain their interest and love of nature.

With over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for families to enjoy, learn, discover and play together, A Year In the Secret Garden brings the magical story to life while also enjoying nature and the great outdoors.

A year in the secret garden

With fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts, designed to enchant readers of all ages. Each month your family will unlock the mysteries of a Secret Garden character, as well as have fun together creating the original crafts and activities based on the book. Our goal is to not only raise awareness for the necessity of families spending more quality “unplugged” time together, but to also share monthly activities that incorporate nature and the outdoors as well. Get your kids moving, exploring and playing today. Get access to this wonderful children’s activity book here.

Meet you “in the garden!”