‘Thrive Winter Outdoor Nature Activities for Children and Families‘ is the third book in a series of four books by Irish Early Years Educator and Author, Gillian Powell. Gillian, with over 30 years experience in the sector, used time spent with children as inspiration for the books. The latest book -Thrive Winter -concentrates on connecting with nature during the Winter period.
The book includes over 60 pages of outdoor nature ideas and activities for math, science, literature, language, well-being and mindfulness. In addition, it includes a number of activities for Christmas. The Christmas activities aim to promote sustainability. This is done by using items that you can find outside to make beautiful artwork, class decorations and cards.
Thrive seeks to help primary school teachers and children to engage with the outdoors and connect to nature during Winter. Thrive Winter continues on from Thrive Autumn Outdoor Activities and is suitable for children ages 2 – 8 years old.
“At Thrive we believe in integrating opportunities for learning into each outdoor experience and in each of our books we provide examples that help parents and educators to extend the learning in a fun and engaging way. Our mission is to support educators and families to experience the excitement and solace of nature.”
Gillian Powell, Author – Thrive – Seasons – Outdoor Nature Activity Books for Children ( 2- 8 years).
Thrive Winter Outdoor Nature Activities – a myriad of learning opportunities!
Thrive winter encourages primary school teachers and early years educators the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities through the winter. Furthermore, it provides a myriad of learning opportunities. This includes many sensory explorations such as jumping in puddles, balancing on logs and the feeling of frosty fingers.
Thrive winter will once again inspire you to step outside and embrace with the children, the magic of nature in Winter. See below video for a short snippet of some of the activities included in the book. Thrive Winter is available to purchase on the Primary School Shop NOW along with Gillian’s other books Thrive Summer and Thrive Autumn!