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George and Flora's Secret Garden

George and Flora's Secret Garden

16/07/2013

George And Flora's Secret Garden by Jo Elworthy and Ley Honor Roberts published by The Eden Project This is a really charming book which I came across completely by accident but I am delighted I did.  It is one of a series of three books. George and Flora are a brother and sister who spend a lot of time with their fab green-fingered Grandpa. In this story Mum and Dad announce that there is a new baby on t...

Garden Crafts For Children by Dawn Isaac

Garden Crafts For Children by Dawn Isaac

14/02/2013

Garden Crafts For Children by Dawn Isaac Garden Crafts For Children is a fab book by Dawn Isaac, who is a garden designer and writer of the lovely kids gardening blog Little Green Fingers. If you haven't checked out the blog, do - it's always entertaining and she has some really practical ideas for gardening with children. Dawn has put 35 of her best ideas in to this book. Some of the ideas are twists on old favourites (growing beans, scarecrows, bird feeders) but the in...

Eddie's Garden And How To Make Things Grow

Eddie's Garden And How To Make Things Grow

17/01/2013

Eddie's Garden And How To Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland Eddie asks his mum if he can have a garden and his toddler sister wants one too. His mum agrees and they get started growind all sorts of vegetables from seed. It's a lovely story and then at the back there are basic instructions on how to grow the plants Eddie has grown. Available from most booksellers. ...

Nature School by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Nature School by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

17/01/2013

Nature School by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom This book is a great illustrated guide to getting started studying nature. It contains activities for watching wildlife, including how to make a nature diary, field skills and equipment, how to make wildlife feeding stations and homes, as well as information on how seeds work, how to make a pond, and more. It's a great book if you are encouraging wildlife into your home or school garden or visiting a mixed farm. Childminder...

RSPB First Books of Garden Creatures

RSPB First Books of Garden Creatures

17/01/2013

RSPB My First Books of Garden Creatures By The RSPB The RSPB have produced these great little general introduction to wildlife for very young children. The books contain an illustration and some description for each creature and then children have to guess the name of the creature using clues and then turning the page to find the answer. There are about 20 creatures / birds in each guide. Because there is a quiz, it is more suitable for older pre-schoolers (4-6 years) or if it...

Growing Vegetables Is Fun Magbook

Growing Vegetables Is Fun Magbook

11/01/2013

Growing Vegetables Is Fun By Mag Book  This is an A4, hardback magazine style (“magbook”) children's guide to growing fresh, organic vegetables from seed, and contains practical advice, trivia, games and jokes. It also includes a scrapbook section where kids can chart their progress by writing a diary, drawing pictures, colouring in and sticking in photos of their vegetables. Quite a nice starting point if you’re moving your children in to manageable gr...

Gardening With Young Children by Beatrys Lockie

Gardening With Young Children by Beatrys Lockie

11/01/2013

Gardening With Young Children By Beatrys Lockie  This sweet book is written by a retired Montessori teacher and comes from the perspective of just getting children outdoors doing things. The book contains a mixture of planting activities, songs (with music and words provided), games to play, crafts to make with natural materials, stories and poems about minibeasts and birds etc. Activities are divided into the four seasons. There are lots of black and w...

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