Cathy James, UK creator of blog NurtureStore, has just launched her wonderful book called, ‘The Garden Classroom‘. Aimed at children aged 4-8, it includes pages and pages of fun and creative ways to use the garden for learning.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy of Cathy’s new book and I expected it to be nothing short of fabulous. Cathy is incredibly talented, creative and inspiring to parents, teachers and children and this beautiful collection of gardening ideas that promote learning doesn’t disappoint. I just know you guys will love her book for your own kids.
So often do we connect children’s learning with being inside the home or walls of the classroom. This incredible resource of ideas has children considering what they can learn from their own environment and getting hands on. The 221 paged book has learning activities that cover Maths, Science, Literacy and Art. It also includes a gorgeous garden journal for children to make records and reflect on their experiences, which she is giving away to you as a free gift here.
What does it look like inside the book?
Inspiring and easy to read instructions with colourful and clear photographs. Feel free to have a look yourself though!
Whilst this book is aimed at children 4-8, Possum (aged 3 years) became a chorus of ‘Mummy, let’s do that’ and ‘When can we make this?’. I know we can still get so much enjoyment from all the activities and simply adapt them to suit us.
Where can I buy a copy?
How do I win a copy?
If you’re feeling lucky, I’m giving you a chance to win a copy of ‘The Garden Classroom’ for yourselves. To enter, simply comment below and tell me –
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all those who entered.
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If you’d like to hear what others have to say about ‘The Garden Classroom’ by Cathy James, be sure to click over to those involved in this wonderful book tour.