These are some great resources that I have found that might help in your Greening journey!
"Introducing Your Kids to the Outdoors", Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D.; great reference book for activities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, etc. with your kids
"Kids in the Wild: A Family Guide to Outdoor Recreation", Cindy Ross and Todd Gladfelter; good tips and tricks for outdoor adventures with small children
"Greening Your Family; A Reference Guide to Safe Food, Personal Care and Cleansing Products", Lindsay Carmichael To see my review of this book go to Day 85.
"Teaching Kids to Love the Earth", Marina Lachecki, Joseph Passineau, Ann Linnea and Paul Treuer; activity book full of stories, activities, games and other suggestions for parents and teachers that want to take kids outside
"Nature's Art Box", Laura C. Martin
"50 Simple Things Kids Can do to Save the Earth", The Earthworks Group.
"Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors", Jessica Loy. This is a combination children's book and reference guide for parents. There is great beginner information for parents and kids about hiking, camping, tracking, weather, first aid, star gazing and much more.
"The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures; 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors", Joe Rhatigan. A great beginners reference about camping, wildlife, plant identification, night and water. Some parts are written more formally and have step-by-step instructions for activities and games, while other sections are just informative and good reference information.
"The Nature Connection; An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms", Clare Walker Leslie. See my review of this book on Day 204.
Educational Toys -
Acorn Naturalist. www.acronnaturalist.com A great place to find all kinds of outdoor toys and tools for kids. Magnifiying type tools, puppets, games, books, etc.
Blogs and other Websites -
Outdoor Baby Network - An information sharing site for families who enjoy the outdoors.
Nature Net; The Environmental Learning Network - Taken from the blog - "Nature Net is a consortium of not-for-profit nature centers, parks and museums offering hands-on environmental adventures and resources to families, children and teachers in south-central Wisconsin. Visit us at www.naturenet.com!"
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Blog - Taken from the blog - "The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is a private not-for-profit organization that provides hands-on, environmental education at two campuses in Monona/Madison and Black Earth Wisconsin. Click here to visit our website and learn more!"
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