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Let’s Play Outdoors!: Exploring Nature for Children

Little Gestalten. Jul. 2020. 56p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9783899558432.
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Gr 1-5–This cheerfully illustrated book provides instructions for a variety of outdoor activities. Each activity features a short list of materials needed as well as clear, specific directions and advice (“Now wash your grubby hands!” and “A grown-up needs to be present the whole time!”). Satisfying multiple interests, activities cover science, social studies, art, architecture, music, writing, and cooking. Young readers will enjoy the vibrant artwork, which reflects the high-energy activities. The text features short and simple sentences. Small speech bubbles from animal characters will keep beginning readers engaged. Ard offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors without special equipment, and the book’s concise directions make it accessible to various learners and age levels.
VERDICT This fun book shares activities for kids that can for the most part be done independently. Parents, caregivers, and teachers will appreciate the straightforward directions. A strong addition to any elementary collection.

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