Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book lets them use their imaginations and discover the wonder and value of natural materials, as they have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors. With an emphasis firmly on fun, this activity book is jam-packed with instructions on how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, as well as suggestions for expeditions, games and parties outdoors. From making things that fly to playing hay bale games, fashioning monsters from wet clay to trying stone jenga, creating living willow sculptures to making natural jewellery, this is the perfect book to help encourage children to embrace the great outdoors and create amazing fun things from natural materials.
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Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.
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