Links & Good Reads

Recommended Reading for Parents, Guardians, Caregivers

 

Free To Learn:  21st Century Skills, Growth Mindset and Constructivist pedagogy, providing learning environments that foster perseverance, critical thinking, and creativity.

April Rose

Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way

Erin K. Kenny

 

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Angela J. Hanscom

 

Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages

Joseph Cornell

 

Birds of the Puget Sound Region (Regional Bird Books)

Bob Morse

 

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival

Denise Long

 

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest: Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates (Timber Press Field Guide)

David Moskowitz

 

10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children--and Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives

Goldie Hawn

 

Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Doug Benoliel

 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Peter Alden

 

Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition

Joseph Cornell

Tell Me a Story: Stories from the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

Louise deForest

 

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Peter Gray


 

Recommended Books for Children

 

Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals

James Nail

 

What Do You Do With an Idea?

Kobi Yamada

 

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Mark Pett

 

The Most Magnificent Thing

Ashley Spires

 

What Does It Mean To Be Present?

Rana DiOrio

 

Tell Me a Story: Stories from the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

Louise deForest

 

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Wendy Pfeffer

 

The Lorax

Dr. Seuss

 

The Sneetches and Other Stories

Dr. Seuss

 

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Carol McCloud

What Do You Do With a Problem? 

Kobi Yamada

 

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It 

JoAnn Deak Ph.D.

 

The Dot

Peter H. Reynolds

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