'If outdoor activities with young children have always baffled you, then this is the book for you. Practical in style and structure, it has an accessible approach which is based in the best early years practice and provides plenty of challenges and new ideas. It is a must have for your early years setting.' - Kathryn Solly, Headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children's Centre, UK
A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences as they interact with a variety of plants and wildlife throughout the year. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children's overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools.
Full of practical advice on how to design, develop resource and use a garden area, this book brings together:
Written for all early years practitioners, this book is the definitive guide for those looking to further enhance their outdoor environment and fulfil the potential learning opportunities that a garden can provide.
"Eco-Guides are trendy, stylish books that give school-age readers realistic and practical advice on how they can live an eco-conscious life, right now. And that action can be taken by themselves, with their family, or as part of a school or community group. In this book, readers learn how to grow things in even the smallest of spaces, source eco-friendly food, think about water, energy and packaging waste, and prepare delicious dishes."
Entertaining and easy to read, A Lawn Chair Gardener's Guide shows readers why it's time for a "Yard 2.0" and how create to create beautiful, functional, and sustainable yards that provide maximum yields with minimal effort. Pape's low-maintenance "lawn chair" gardens create habitat, conserve water, reduce the carbon footprints, and eliminate the need for chemicals.
Mixing one part gardening, one part concern for the environment, and one part personal growth, Pape sets out to change the world, one yard at a time. Best of all, she makes it easy. Pape has a knack for explaining complex topics like organic gardening and companion planting in an approachable way. You too can grow your own food, improve your little corner of the world, and transform your yard into an oasis.
Tribe isn?t a group of ordinary kids leading ordinary lives. It?s a force to be reckoned with. The five Tribers have fun getting in and out of adventures. Meet them: Bee: I?m Bossy. Someone needs to be. Copper Pie: I?m the muscle. Mess with my mates and you?ve got me to deal with. Keener: I try and keep Copper Pie out of trouble. It?s a fulltime job. Fifty: I?m determined to grow. I can?t stay this small forever. Jonno: I?m a Triber. That?s all you need to know. Tribe ? it?s too big to stay secret. AUTHOR: T.M. Alexander likes short words better than long ones and spinach more than celeriac. She writes in a study that no one knows exists, hidden behind a secret door masquerading as a bookcase. If the door ever gets stuck she will never be seen again.
This 3-book collection includes: Eden's Garden: Addicted, Eden's Garden: Sharing Sabina, and My Secret Hobby: Something Special. Eden is a sex therapist who in counseling the 20-something Sabina quickly figures out that Sabina, and not her ex-boy friend who dumped her via text message, is the real sex addict, as Sabina recalls her experiences with the public game she plays in the bars and her adult version of playing 21 with her boy friend's brother. Somewhat against her better judgment Eden decides to take Sabina to JC's birthday party that evening. JC is one of the hottest escorts in town and the private dining room is filled with Hobbyists and escorts alike. Eden realizes that in her rush to get to the party she's totally forgotten to get JC a birthday gift, but when JC takes a liking to Sabina she realizes her problems have been solved. Fortunately for three of the men at the party JC believes in sharing, and Sabina is up for anything and everything, including a kink that makes Eden wonder just how promiscuous her patient Sabina really is. In Something Special, Mark Diamond saves his new neighbor from public embarrassment at the crowded swimming pool, and receives his just reward in public on the front porch of her casita. But is Mark the one being seduced, or is he really getting seduced? Just when the day couldn't get any better he receives a text message from his best friend and fellow Hobbyist about a new recruit at The Agency needing her first test drive. Jake at The Agency has timed his business perfectly, and is able to put women of all ages to work in the very lucrative pay-for-play Community. When his newest hires, the twins Presley and Ginger, try to rip him off of last night's drop he decides a good spanking is what they deserve, oblivious to the fact that he's stumbled onto one of their favorite past times. The insatiable Hobbyist who goes by the handle 'Muffin' finally has his way with the red-head Tessa, unawares that they're being spied on. Despite his age Muffin's always ready, willing and able to pay for what he wants and desperately needs, and the Community never fails to satisfy!