Go exploring with 50 outdoor activities for toddlers!
Nature is full of sights, sounds, and textures to fascinate toddlers and engage their growing minds. Encourage them to discover the world around them with this book of hands-on nature activities. From Rainy Day Puddle Stomping to Rock Stacking and Creating a Bird Feeding Station, your little one will practice key skills as they build a love of the great outdoors.
Learning in action—Watch as your toddler begins to ask questions, recognize cause and effect, sort objects, and develop their motor skills.
Anytime and anywhere—Most of these activities only take about 20 minutes, use basic household items, and can be done in your backyard, your local park, or around the neighborhood.
Every part of nature—Dig into activities that teach toddlers about weather and seasons, soil and rocks, creatures and critters, and green things that grow!
Get little ones excited to get outside with The Nature for Toddlers Activity Book.
About the Author
JENETTE RESTIVO is a writer, mother, and nature devotee. She founded the website childhoodbynature.com to help parents and caregivers raise young naturalists. Jenette is a former content strategist for the Children & Nature Network. She has written and produced television programs for ABC, CBS, National Geographic, and The History Channel, among others.
“I’m a big believer in unstructured nature play for kids, but as a parent–and in my work and play with toddlers–I know that simply having a few great ideas at your fingertips is a must-have to help you get out there faster, easier and more often. As an experienced and highly regarded nature play advocate–and a parent who lives her message–Author Jenette Restivo, shares bucket loads of ideas that will inspire you and your toddler to explore, notice and discover the natural world–whatever the weather and wherever you are.
This book encourages parents to let their toddler lead the way, using the activities as a jumping off point and giving them space and time to lead their own discoveries. In doing so, it helps them grow and learn with nature as their guide, and gives them strong foundations for a lifelong love and care for nature. This book will have toddlers (and their parents, carers, grandparents and teachers) racing to see who can get out the door to play and explore the fastest!” —Tania Moloney, Founder of Nurture in Nature Australia & Children's Book Author of Nature Ninja Saves the Natural World
“The Nature for Toddlers Activity Book is the ideal guide to help our youngest explorers discover their natural environment. Jenette Restivo's new book is designed to encourage them to observe and interact with nature in a variety of fun ways—from skipping stones to building nests and raising butterflies. Each of the 50 diverse activities includes a summary of skills learned, prep time, materials needed, and a helpful hint. The toddler’s siblings and parents will also enjoy participating in this grand adventure.” —David Robinson, Founder/Director of The Endangered Species Conservation Site, Founder and Former Director of International Endangered Species Day, and Author