Organizations:


  Books for Parents:

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder (Louv)
  • 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Cohen)
  • Sharing Nature with Children (Cornell)
  • The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classroom (Leslie) 
  • Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors (Sobel)
  • Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons (Van Noy)
  • I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonder of Nature (Ward)
  • Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature (Young)
  • The Sense of Wonder (Carson)


  Organizations:


  Books for Parents:

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder (Louv)
  • 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Cohen)
  • Sharing Nature with Children (Cornell)
  • The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classroom (Leslie) 
  • Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors (Sobel)
  • Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons (Van Noy)
  • I Love Dirt: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonder of Nature (Ward)
  • Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature (Young)
  • The Sense of Wonder (Carson)


Family Activities, Family Stories

What should you do? What should you read? Click on the links from the Children and Nature Network below for ideas for simple outdoor activities, as well as great books for kids of every age to read along the way. And in each activity section, click on the READ ME links for some words of wonder to inspire your adventures!


 Row, Row, Row: Activities on the Water

 A Fort of One’s Own: Making Hideouts

 Trail Mix: Activities for Family Hikes

 Of Fairies, Gnomes, and Hobbits: Imagined Worlds in Nature

 We Gather Together: Harvesting and Collecting

 Going Wild: Camping and Wilderness Adventure

 She Sees Seashells: Activities for the Beach

 Where The Sidewalk Is: Connecting To Nature In The City

 Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Winter Play

 Where the Wild Things Are: Animal Fun

 Twinkle, Twinkle: Adventures After Dark