This month we’ve been talking about being outside. Both our families aim to spend most of our days outside playing, exploring, or just walking (biking, riding, scooting you know the usual toddler hits!) because we recognize the benefits for both their mental health and ours as stay at home moms. One place we often get inspired is #1000 hours outside. (check them out here) Here’s a few of our favourite books that have inspired our play
My Friend Earth A peek through book that relates the Earth to a person. It moves through the seasons with cut outs on each page that make the book engaging and entertaining for young readers. The illustrations are gorgeous. Colourful and whimsical
Kenard Pak Series (hello…Goodbye…) We have featured these books in several of our holiday themed bundles for good reason. They are a beautiful ode to the ebb and flow of the season. The traditions and celebrations we say goodbye, while also welcoming the new traditions and celebrations that belong with a new season. The books illustrations change in colour through a very visual representation of the seasons
Tree by Britta Tekencamp Okay, you caught us. We also love Britta’s books because they are SO much fun. Just like My Friend Earth, this peek through book.
A Walk in the Forest by Maria Dek A Walk in the Forest is a stunning invitation to discover the woods as a place for both imaginative play and contemplation: collect pinecones, feathers, or stones; follow the tracks of a deer; or listen to the chirping of birds and the whisper of trees. Build a shelter and play hide-and-seek
The Tree In Me by Corina Luyken Through poetic text and exquisite illustrations of children revelling in nature, this picture book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature. "The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep . . . to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky."
Which books from this list do you have already on your bookshelves? As always, feel free to reach out to create a custom order OR add on select titles to your existing subscription. xo. J&A