THE NATURE OF PLAY
"A really lovely book packed with wonderful ideas for steering children back to playing with and in nature, all year round." -- Carl Honoré, Author of In Praise of Slow
Included in DesignWeek's 2019 Christmas Gift Guide.
A toolkit of simple, seasonal ideas for nature-based play all year long, from long-beloved rainy day games to intrepid outdoor adventures. From learning to navigate using nature's signs, to cooking delicious recipes over a fire you've just built, to weaving a timeless basket, the book contains 44 activities that children and adults alike can turn to, whatever the weather.
From nocturnal walks to memorising constellations, to making (and safely using) a slingshot, the book regards children with trust, and credits them with intelligence and intrepidness. Brought to life with richly textured, original illustrations, The Nature of Play's activities, classic poems and fresh recipes foster slower-paced play and deep engagement, creating moments that children and adults will cherish for a lifetime.