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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Let them go outside and play! More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity.

101 Things For Kids To Do Outside is ideal for parents, teachers, and all those working with youth. This book is ideal for the children who like gaming, TV, movies, the soft couch, and even too many snacks. The kids who believe "there's nothing to do outside" can learn and be encouraged to experience the joy of outdoor play.

Each activity is described in language easy for a 6- to 9-year-old and illustrated with engaging graphics. Younger children may need direction, at least the first time. Large pictures display all the fun to be had. The activities range from 10 minutes to hours and hours of fun. Some require creativity, make-believe or physical exertion but they are all outside. Perfect for rainy days, sunshiny days, even snowy days.

Examples of the 101 activities are:
Weave a bird's nest
Set up a potion lab
Make nature rubbings
Build a crawl tunnel
Hold a mini Olympics
Build a human sundial
Make a nature walk bracelet
Capture animal tracks
Fly a homemade kite
Make a rain gauge
Make a snow maze.

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While the cover art is adorable, the photos inside are stunning! This book is full of creative, easy, and original ideas that your kids will adore.
— MaryAnne, Mama Smiles Blog

Great gift for any child... Would also be resourceful to any parent, teacher or caregivers... Plenty of fun ideas not only for children, but for families to enjoy together. And the most important thing -- with 101 Things For Kids To Do Outside, your kids will never be bored again.
— Lily Zunic, Craft, Learn and Play Blog

The hands-on guide, 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside, gives you more than enough activities, games and projects to get your children or students moving and learning in the great outdoors. Colorful illustrations and photographs combine with detailed and easy to follow instructions in order to spark lots of outdoor exploration... This book is great for parents and educators, but also for young people ages 5-12 to lead their own explorations.
— Raine Sillito, Green Teacher

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224 pages | 8.25" x 8.50" | full colour throughout, line drawings, resources, index

$19.95

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Activate: Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

Discover what happens when your students step our of their daily routines and activate their engagement!

This passionate book argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute to and influence children's learning. No matter the subject, the book invites you to shift your attention from what you are doing to what your students are doing as the catalyst for learning. It provides insights into instruction through real classroom lessons as it offers the tools you need to better assess engagement and energy levels. You'll discover practical ways to incorporate movement into the classroom routine, based on research on how an active brain generates true learning. The ideas in Activate will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning.

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"Movement, talk, and the physical environment all contribute to and influence students' learning. Such an important and valuable book." - @JerryMarala

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Targets kids ages 10-14.

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168 pages | 5.90" x 8.90"

$31.95

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Asanas for Autism and Special Needs
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook.

Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.

$19.95

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Everyone Wins! Cooperative Games and Activities for All Ages 3rd Edition
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Format: Paperback

Over 25,000 copies sold — promote optimal well-being and social justice through 170+ games and activities for all ages.

At this critical point of human evolution, we want our children to have the ability to resolve conflict, communicate positively, build social skills, and increase self-esteem so that they may actualize their potential and live in well-being.

The highly sought-after 3rd edition of the best-selling, Parent Choice Award-winning book Everyone Wins: Cooperative Games and Activities for All Ages features over 170 well-designed cooperative games and activities. Developmentally appropriate and indexed according to age level, group size, activity level, and location, Everyone Wins offers great value through evaluating interpersonal dynamics, teaching social justice, and assessing development capacities.

By popular request, new features include:

  • Information on development and learning in children and youth
  • New and updated games and activities
  • An overview of Natural Learning Relationships for whole-child development

Everyone Wins is an easy to use, quick reference guide for everyone who cares for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being in a diverse range of environments.

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"Everyone Wins! can be used during PE classes—in the gym or on the school field—during recess breaks, in the classroom, or in outdoor education time. Playing the games as suggested in the book would be a great way to start, and after some practice, students could help to create variations. For intermediate students, this could also lead to the students inventing their own games to share with their classmates, allowing them to become the teachers during PE classes" - Cindy Haack, Canadian Teacher Magazine, Fall 2019 Issue

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176 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 5 illustrations | 3rd Edition

$16.99

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Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island - Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo
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Format: Paperback

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps and colour photographs.

The first book in this highly anticipated new series assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between Victoria and Nanaimo, including:

  • Millstone Falls
  • Westwood Lake
  • Colliery Dam Park
  • Nanaimo River
  • Yellow Point Park
  • Chemainus Lake
  • Mount Tzouhalem
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
  • Niagara Falls and Goldstream Trestle Bridge
  • Tod Inlet
  • Mount Work
  • Beaver Lake
  • Mount Douglas
  • Devonian Park
  • Avatar Grove
  • Lizard Lake

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each route includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

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192 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$20.00

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Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island - Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park
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Format: Paperback

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps and colour photographs.

The second book in this sure to be popular new series assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between northern Nanaimo and Strathcona Park, including:

  • Upper Myra Falls
  • Karst Creek
  • Quinsam River Beaver Ponds
  • Bear Creek Nature Park
  • Seal Bay
  • Stotan (Stokum) Falls
  • Lighthouse Country Regional Trail
  • Horne Lake Caves
  • Pacific Rim National Park Forest Trails
  • Stamp River Falls and Angler’s Trail
  • Log Train Trail
  • Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
  • Englishman River Estuary
  • Alberni Valley Lookout Trail
  • Ammonite Falls Regional Trail

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each route includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

Additional Information
192 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$20.00

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Games of Survival
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;

Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically and mentally prepared for freezing weather, strenuous hunts, and other grueling conditions that made survival difficult. In this book, Arctic Winter Games champion Johnny Issaluk explains the basics of agility, strength, and endurance games, from the one-foot high kick to the head pull and the airplane. Through straightforward descriptions and vibrant photographs, this resource brings to life this vital aspect of Inuit knowledge and culture.

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“. . . [H]igh quality and authentic. It would be an excellent tool for use in an elementary level physical education program.” — The Deakin Review

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62 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Authentic Indigenous Text
$12.95

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Nature-Based Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Take your therapeutic practice with children, youth, and families out into nature.

The number of children, youth, and families seeking help for a wide range of mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate, and many struggle to thrive despite well-intentioned interventions from skilled helpers. Unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the web of life is a powerful antidote to the highly technological and fast-paced realities of so many.

Nature-Based Therapy addresses this underlying disconnection between humans and their ecological home, exploring theories and therapeutic practices undertaken with children, youth, and families, including:

  • Developing sensory awareness of outer and inner landscapes
  • Navigating risk in play
  • Case examples with a diverse range of settings, intentions, and interventions.

Nature-Based Therapy is for counselors, therapists, youth and social workers, educators, and parents working in educational and therapeutic settings who want to take their practice beyond the office walls and into the powerful terrain of the wild, partnering with nature as a co-facilitator to create lasting change.

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304 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
$24.99

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Outside Our Window: Developing a Primary Nature Program
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Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: University/College;

Nature based classrooms are powerful programs that seamlessly merge early childhood and environmental education to develop a lifelong connection with the natural world. This book is for preschool and primary educators who are thinking about adding a nature component to their current program and for those who have started to take their students outside and are looking for more information to run a successful and safe outdoor program. This user-friendly book provides guidance on how to organize, manage and resource a nature early learning program.

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$25.95

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The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: N/A

Games for kids 4 to 16, plus tips on keeping them fun and fair for all participants.

Camp games are meant to be fun. Here are the very best camp-tested games for boys and girls aged 4 to 16, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. The Frasers include indoor and outdoor games for both small and large groups, with some old favorites and lots of new, soon-to-be favorites.

The 175 Best Camp Games also includes advice on:

- Choosing the right game for the situation
- Starting and ending games
- Dealing with rule breakers
- Modifying games for varied abilities
- Assuring safety and good supervision.

This practical guide is easy to use, and the more than 175 games are divided into five chapters:

- Break the Ice (Name Dropping, Life Raft)
- Taking It Easy (Speed Rabbit, Electricity)
- Getting Them Moving (Soh Koh No, Kitty Wants a Corner)
- Running Them Ragged (Pairs Tag, Fox in the Henhouse)
- Wet and Wild (Battleship, Sharks and Mermaids).

Though written with camp leaders in mind, this book will appeal to youth activity directors, counselors, counselors-in-training, coaches, scout leaders, parents, teachers and any other adult looking for creative group activities for youth that include all participants and require little or no special equipment.

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$19.95

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The Creator's Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Lacrosse has been a central element of Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. The Creator’s Game focuses on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, exploring Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being appropriated in the process of constructing a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous peoples to resist residential school experiences, initiate pan-Indigenous political mobilization, and articulate Indigenous sovereignty. This engaging and innovative book provides a unique view of Indigenous self-determination and nationhood in the face of settler-colonialism.

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364 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" | 56 photos

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$34.95

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