Jennifer Ward writes childrens books with an emphasis on the great outdoors, and It's A Jungle Out There! follows the success of her previous parenting books, I Love Dirt! and Let's Go Outside! We love the premise: city kids can enjoy nature too.
The activities are organized by season, with a fifth section of Indoor Inspirations for days when the weather prevents a trip outside. Activities include counting colors found in nature in Spring and standing in the rain in Summer to take in the sights, sounds and smells. When Fall comes, gather rubbings from different kinds of tree bark, then in Winter use kitchen containers to make snow forms. When weather relegates the fun indoors, Ward suggests planting a potato in a jar.
Ward urges parents and kids to see through the urban landscape to enjoy the nature that is hidden in plain sight. Published by Trumpeter Books, you can learn more about this book and others by the author at Jennifer Ward Books, and snag a copy of It's A Jungle Out There! from amazon.