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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