Her award-winning titles have been featured in magazines such as Ranger RickYour Big BackyardLets go outsideand Forewordand she has been interviewed and featured on national television and local radio. She is a regular speaker at conferences and schools across the country, where she instills the importance of literacy and the wonders waiting to be discovered in the natural world. We are so accustomed to our calendar that we often neglect to take notice of the changing calendar outdoors, and take it for granted.
We should celebrate this cycle of events. Go outside with your child and select an item visible in nature. It might be your home, a hill, or a tree. It simply needs to be a type of visible landmark; something you can see year round. Create a photo journal of the landmark. This activity will Lets go outside a camera, patience, and time.
But the results will be well worth it. Photograph the landmark by season. Take one photograph from the same spot, same angle, same distance, and same time of day in the springtime.
Take another photo from the same spot, the same angle, the same distance, and the same time of day in the Lets go outside. Repeat the procedure in the fall, then again in the winter. Note the similarities and differences and the seasonal nuances as they affect the setting around the landmark.
For a more immediate photo essay, select an item in nature, such as a flower, tree, or shrub, or a landmark. Create a photo essay of it throughout the course of a day, noting how the sun and elements Lets go outside its appearance throughout that day.
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Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints.
Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new— Let's Go Outside! Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside—and run, dance, hike, or camp—with your preteen.
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