Saturday, June 9, 2018

Book Nook: Books for Nature-Loving Dads

Some fathers are really into the outdoors and nature. I had a chance to review some books that really help encourage kids and families to get outdoors and discover what nature has to offer.

National Parks of the USA - this is a great guide to some of the nation's most popular parks. The parks chosen provide excellent examples of the diversity of geography present in our nation. Each entry includes maps and facts about the park, including animals and plants found there. It provides a justification for preservation of the parks, and if your family is anything like mine, will inspire future road trip plans to explore just what our country has to offer!

Bug Lab for Kids - I know plenty of adults that don't like spiders or other bugs. Some kids love creepy-crawlies and others don't. I think one way to minimize fear of bugs as an adult is to encourage familiarity with these little creatures early on. Bug Lab for Kids is a great tool for that.It's written by John W. Guyton, who is a Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist, and educator. With photos, facts, illustrations, and activities, this book can encourage kids and their parents to get outside, make discoveries, and get more comfortable with these smallest natural citizens that play such an important role in our ecosystem.

Ranger Rick Kids Guide to Hiking - The Ranger Rick name has been around for years and is known for kid-friendly outdoor explorations. This book is no exception. It has a built-in compass (my kids love compasses, especially when we're hiking) and tips for safety along the trail. It also discusses respect for nature, observation tips, ways to make it fun, and hiking with pets. For the family that wants to get into hiking more, or make it more interesting for kids, this is a great book.

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