The Stick Book

Loads of things you can make or do with a stick

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011141

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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DIV The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more. /div

The Stick Book

Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232419

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into - almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

Make it Wild!

101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011818

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Following Nature's Playground and Going Wild, the authors once again lure kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this time to have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors. This book is about looking at natural materials in a new light and discovering how they can be used creatively. It shows children from eight upwards, including teenagers - and their parents - how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, and enjoy expeditions, games and parties outdoors - all with the emphasis firmly on fun. From making things that fly to playing hay bale games, fashioning monsters from wet clay to trying stone jenga, creating living willow sculptures to making natural jewellery, the book helps youngsters to open their eyes and use their imaginations, and to discover the wonder and value of natural materials.

The Wild Weather Book

Loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 178101115X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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DIV Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with more wonderful ideas for fun outdoors even in the most challenging weather! Imagine - jumping in the biggest puddle you can find! - Or running barefoot and feeling squidgy mud ooze up between your toes! - Or run up the nearest hill to feel the wind try to carry you away! When it’s wet, or windy or cold, there’s no need to stay cooped up indoors; it’s a great opportunity to rush outside for some fun. - Go on an animal hunt and find the creatures that come out in the wet. - Fly a kite in the wind and catch falling leaves. - Take your camera into a white world and see how many different icy patterns and shapes you can find. There are loads of exciting and creative things you can do in the natural world when the weather’s wild. So don’t wait for the sun: take this book with you and go outdoors for a wild weather adventure! /div

Go Wild!

101 Things to Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up

Author: Fiona Danks

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711229396

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Young people these days are often homebound, entertaining themselves with the Internet, television, video games, and text messages, but completely disconnected from the reality of the great outdoors. Many have never experienced simple pleasures such as telling stories around a warm campfire, camping outdoors, or whittling a stick. Go Wild! is the perfect book for families with children ages 10 to 14 wanting to get in touch with the natural world. The authors describe a range of wild and fun adventures for families to share. Readers learn potentially life-saving skills that give them confidence, independence, and a sense of environmental awareness. Topics include building shelter, building a fire, foraging for food, cooking outdoors, tools and weapons, bushcraft skills, water and keeping clean, and safety. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild! is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries, and young people having the time of their lives in the great outdoors.

The Wild Year Book

Things to do outdoors through the seasons

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: White Lion 2

ISBN: 0711240175

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Adventures, games and crafts to get you outdoors all the year round. Playing outdoors should be an essential part of growing up; developing your imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magic spell on you. In The Wild Year Book, Fiona and Jo have selected 70 of their favourite activities to help you enjoy spending time outdoors, season by season. Perhaps you'll want to play camouflage games in Spring and make enormous bubbles in the summer, challenge your friends to a foraging bake-off in the autumn, or create ice mobiles in the winter. With this book you will never be short of inspiration! Over 100,000 copies sold of Fiona and Jo's Going Wild series.

The Beach Book

Author: Jo Schofield,Fiona Danks

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011931

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 3989

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You don’t need to live right on the water’s edge to have fun at the beach! The Beach Book is all about finding wild places at the seaside, as well as by lakes and rivers and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. You can have fun: Discovering beach wildlife (eg. rock pooling, crabbing and fishing or making a rock-pool viewer) and exploring sand dunes and beach combing. Making the most of lakes and rivers by foraging, damming and diverting streams and boat racing. Using natural resources to play and invent new games (e.g., stone Jenga and skittles, ball runs and boules or funny face games. Being creative (e.g., making driftwood monsters, marram grass dolls and creating sand paintings).

Forest School and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446283097

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Outdoor learning continues to play an essential role in early years education, and this new edition of a bestselling book explores how the Forest School approach can be easily and effectively incorporated into early years practice. Expanding on aspects of Forest School teaching, and drawing on new developments and policy changes within the field, this new edition also includes: - a new chapter on working with parents - greater coverage of the 0-2 age range - new case studies to aid learning - coverage of international approaches to Forest School Yet again Sara Knight delivers an inspirational text for all those working in or studying early years education and care. Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools For All and Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play (both published by SAGE).

Run Wild!

Outdoor Games and Adventures

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711231726

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 7599

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"This large-format book introduces a cornucopia of ideas for outdoor activities, along with mesmerizing color photos of children and teens creatively enjoying themselves in fields, woods, and backyards, and at rivers and beaches. The text and safety tips are aimed at parents and counselors organizing activities in the wild, but the high-quality color photos will draw a younger audience as well. ...From skimming stones to making leaf masks to whittling walking sticks to following treasure trails, here’s an enticing array of ideas for outdoor fun and wilderness discovery." - Booklist Following the success of Nature's Playground, Go Wild and Make it Wild, in their latest book, Run Wild, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks focus on inspiring children of all ages -

Stanley's Stick

Author: John Hegley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444914804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - the glorious poet John Hegley and the award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - his imagination takes over and the magic begins. Hegley's lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton's deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton's first collaboration. '... hours of imaginative play.' The Times 'Everything a picture book should be.' Irish Times

The Wild City Book

Loads of Things to do Outdoors in Towns and Cities

Author: Jo Schofield,Fiona Danks

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711234888

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 8622

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You don't need to live in the country to have fun outdoors! Wild Cities is all about finding wild places in the city and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. You can have fun discovering city wildlife (e.g., do a bird survey from your window; build a squirrel obstacle course; make a bean home out of straws; track city nocturnal animals). Using natural resources to play and invent new games (e.g., play conkers; have a game of marbles using pebbles; make your own shuttlecock from pigeon feathers and a cork)

Craft Stick Mania

Author: Christine M. Irvin

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516216768

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Craft Mania shows young students how to recycle everyday items into exciting works of art that not only encourage creativity but are also good for the environment.

How to Play in the Woods

Activities, Survival Skills, and Games for All Ages

Author: Robin Blankenship

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 142364154X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1163

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Learn skills, games, and activities for back-to-nature adventures and camping trips, for all ages and abilities, from children to adults. How to Play in the Woods is a must-have for anyone working with scouts or youth groups, as well as a handy reference book for campers and outdoor enthusiasts who need to brush up on basic survival skills. Learn how to make rope from plant materials, navigate using the sun and/or moon, build shelters, and start a fire. There are activities for teaching about safe knife handling, gathering and preparing wild foods, cooking on a spit, and plant medicines. And, for more fun and entertainment, there are instructions for making instruments, natural jewelry, clay containers, baskets, and even buckskin clothing. This book encourages and motivates readers to be interactive with nature, to be free from prescribed schedules, and to just play and enjoy outdoors while relearning the wisdom and ways of our ancestors. Robin Blankenship is the owner of the Earth Knack School and has been teaching primitive skills, sustainable modern life skill courses, and leading wilderness treks since 1978. She is the author of Earth Knack: Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century.

Nature's Art Box

From T-shirts to Twig Baskets : 65 Cool Projects for Crafty Kids to Make with Natural Materials You Can Find Anywhere

Author: Laura C. Martin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 215

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Presents more than sixty projects made from natural materials that are available almost anywhere.

Play the Forest School Way

Woodland Games, Crafts and Skills for Adventurous Kids

Author: Peter Houghton,Jane Worroll

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780289294

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.

Portnoy's Complaint

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307744051

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The groundbreaking novel that propelled its author to literary stardom: told in a continuous monologue from patient to psychoanalyst, Philip Roth's masterpiece draws us into the turbulent mind of one lust-ridden young Jewish bachelor named Alexander Portnoy. Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are plentiful; as a consequence of the patient's "morality," however, neither fantasy nor act issues in genuine sexual gratification, but rather in overriding feelings of shame and the dread of retribution, particularly in the form of castration.' (Spielvogel, O. "The Puzzled Penis," Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, Vol. XXIV, p. 909.) It is believed by Spielvogel that many of the symptoms can be traced to the bonds obtaining in the mother-child relationship.

Awesome Craft Stick Science

Author: Tammy Enz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515708616

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9178

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"Details how to use craft sticks in projects that demostrate scientific principles"--

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

Author: Angela Pickard,Patricia Maude

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702255

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner. With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education. Key topics explored include: Physical Competence and Physical Literacy Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics Creative lesson planning Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.

Nature's Playground

Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556527234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Provides advice for parents and caregivers on encouraging children to engage in and enjoy healthy, safe outdoor activities, and suggests games, crafts, and other fun things to do in each season and after dark.