Get Outdoors: Brilliant Boredom Busters For Kiwi Kids
From the photo of the slightly open tent on the cover, right to the very last page, this book invites us to leap into a world of adventure. Paul Adamson explores a range of interesting activities from very energetic cycling and camping adventures, creative projects, such as building forts and creating art works, to growing and cooking food. Unlike so many toys designed for children, this book does not divide the world into gender specific roles.
Each activity is illustrated with enticing photographs and useful drawings. There are excellent coloured sub sections within each activity, such as: “You Will Need” (clearly setting out what is required before starting the activity) and “Did You Know” (providing interesting facts), plus recipes, tips, glossaries, warnings and more. This book provides great alternatives to screen time and encourages children to use their own initiative. It would be useful in any home or primary classroom.
Title: Get Outdoors: Brilliant Boredom Busters for Kiwi Kids
Author: Paul Adamson
Illustrator: Isabella and Cat Taylor
Publisher: Penguin NZ
Date of Publication: 12 October 2022
Age Range: recommended for 8-12 years, but I think it could include much younger students with adult supervision and teenagers.
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? No
Reviewer: Carola Crawford, English teacher, Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College
How highly are you recommending this book: Highly Recommended
Opening Lines: For you, having fun outside might involve walking through the bush, swimming at a beach, hiking up a mountain, playing at a local park or building a fort in your backyard - and in New Zealand, we are so lucky to have so many different ways to enjoy the world around us.
You can buy this book here.