I love birds! 52 ways to wonder, wander & explore birds with kids

Jennifer Ward, 1963-

Book - 2019

Designed to get parents and children birding together, this book has 52 activities for kids ages 4 to 8, information, and resources that will engage children's imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, and forge a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery. -- adapted from publisher's website.

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Published
Boulder, Colorado : Roost Books [2019]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xi, 179 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175).
ISBN
9781611804157
1611804159
Main Author
Jennifer Ward, 1963- (author)
Other Authors
Alexander Vidal (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Ward, author of I Love Dirt! (2008) and several nature-themed children's books, here compiles 52 ways for caregivers and children to discover the world of birds together. Spread among the seasons, the lovely activities are accessible and versatile for both urban and rural dwellers. From listening to a dawn chorus in the spring to creating a haven for hummingbirds in the summer, building a pumpkin feast in the fall and constructing a snowman snack in the winter, kids will immediately be engaged by these hands-on projects, active games, and observational challenges. Beyond organizing activities by season and location, Ward divides activities into the birding practices of "observe," "take note" and "take action" while infusing fun facts, extension activities, and other-books suggestions for further enrichment. Ward has considered every obstacle in helping readers jump right into birding, whether they have a few minutes free or an entire day. A lifetime love of nature is contagious, a feeling Ward captures perfectly. This is sure to become a favorite of caregivers, parents, teachers, naturalists, and, of course, children. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a field guide and journal for birdwatching, providing information about common urban and rural birds, bird behavior, and activities for observing and feeding birds in their natural habitat in each season of the year.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Part journal, part field guide, I love birds! is chock-full of the activities, information, and rich resources that will fuel discovery and inspire families, urban and rural, with everything bird. Through sensory, hands-on, creative explorations that involve birding basics and the how's and why's of bird behavior, parents are invited share the joy of birds with children ages 4 to 8. The activities here will engage children's imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, delve into their DIY and artistic side, and enjoy the simple bounty of bliss birds provided merely by engaging with them--all the while forging a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery."--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Prowl for owls by ear, discover the science of feathers, and become familiar with the birds in your neighborhood and beyond—52 activities for kids ages 4 to 8   Calling all birders! It’s time to share the joy of birds with the kids in your life. I Love Birds! is chock-full of activities, information, and rich resources that will fuel discovery and inspire families. Through sensory, hands-on, and creative explorations that involve birding basics and the hows and whys of bird behavior, the activities here will engage children’s imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, and forge a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery.