That Sounds Fun

CLAIRE | Riding my motorcycle with friends MELINDA | Hiking , breakfast , and great friends ASHLEY | Listening to my children laugh SUSANI Quality time with family & friends ANGELICA Reading a really great book WENDU Hiking ...

Author: Annie F. Downs

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493425897

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A New York Times Bestseller! We know there are certain things we must have to survive--food, shelter, and safety to name a few. But there are also aspects of life that truly allow us to be joyful and fulfilled. For popular podcaster and bestselling author Annie F. Downs, fun is close to the top of that list. Few would argue that having fun doesn't enrich our lives, but so much gets in the way of prioritizing it. Tough days, busyness, and feelings that are hard to talk about keep us from the fun that's out there waiting to be found. With That Sounds Fun, Annie offers an irresistible invitation to understand the meaning of fun, to embrace it and chase it, and to figure out what, exactly, sounds fun to you--then do it! Exploring some research and sharing some thoughts behind why fun matters, she shows you how to find, experience, and multiply your fun. With her signature storytelling style and whimsical vulnerability, Annie is the friend we all need to guide us back to staying true to ourselves and finding the fun we need.

The Everything Kids Nature Book

Even if you're just hiking through the neighborhood, have a map in your mind and know where you're going. ... HIKES. AWAY. FROM. HOME. Is your family going on vacation? Hikes are a great way to discover nature in another part of the ...

Author: Kathiann M Kowalski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440522375

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 893

The natural world holds secrets under every rock and around every tree. If you've ever wondered what life is like through a microscope, telescope, or with the naked eye--you'll love this book! You will: Run with the antelope across the American plains and learn about the food chain. Climb with a monkey to the highest tree in the rainforest and discover how photosynthesis keeps leaves green. Sink to the bottom of the ocean to follow creatures who have adapted to life in total darkness Travel with a meteor at speeds up to 160,000 miles per hour. Burrow with the earthworms in your own backyard. Through it all, you'll find out how things synergize, regenerate, and evaporate--and lots more! And don't worry about the big words--they are all defined and explained with familiar examples in this fascinating trip through the natural world.

Hiking with Kids Colorado

If a lack of knowledge and/or experience keeps you from exploring the outdoors, then this book is a great place to start. There's no better way for new participants to get acquainted with Colorado's wilderness than on one of the family- ...

Author: Jamie Siebrase

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493047566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 869

Colorado families have access to thousands of miles of stunning trails spanning 41 state parks, two national grasslands, four national parks, eight national monuments, 11 national forests, and 14ers galore. Better still, Colorado’s backcountry was made for youth. From dinosaur-themed day hikes and cliff dwellings to elk crossings, beaver dams, and secret waterfalls, the state’s expansive trail network is a natural playground and classroom for kids of all ages. Hiking with Kids Colorado guides parents to 52 of the best hikes to take with kids in the state, walkable for all—toddlers to teens. Inside you’ll find: Detailed hike descriptions for every week of the year Easy-to-follow maps for every route Information on restrooms, stroller compatibility, and trail users. Color photos to help your kids see themselves on the trail Tips on cool scavenger hunt ideas, animal identification, bird calls, and fun facts to keep young hikers engaged every step of the way.

Best Hikes with Kids Western Washington

Go at Their Pace and Be Flexible Kids can be slow hikers. ... It won't be long until they gallop ahead of you, but in the meantime you may decide to employ some of the other strategies here to keep them going. HIKING WITH KIDS WITH ...

Author: Susan Elderkin

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1680510150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 923

Trails specifically selected with younger hikers in mind Tips for family vacation destinations Features easy-to-access “nature fixes” throughout Western Washington Author Susan Elderkin has seen her kids express wonder and glee at discovering insects and flowers, melt down in tearful defiance in the middle of a trail, and triumphantly reach a summit and view. In short, she’s a regular mom who wants to encourage other parents to get their regular kids out into nature too. While Susan is an expert hiker in her own right, it’s her children who helped her to see hiking from a kid’s point of view. The result is Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington, a fresh and wholly new guide for families looking for quality time together away from their distracting devices. Guidebook features include: 125 hikes—carefully selected and vetted by both parents and children Routes range in length from less than 2 miles (great for toddlers) to as much as 6 miles (for older kids who want to test themselves) Handy info blocks give a quick snapshot of each hike: best season, difficulty, length, high point, and elevation gain 13 “Great Getaways”—weekend or vacation destinations around the state with hiking trails and other family-fun activities Colorful icons indicate star attractions of the hike: splash zone, wildflowers, old-growth, dog-friendliness, stroller-accessibility, and more “Best of” lists make it easy for families to match hikes to their kids’ interests Driving directions, complete trail information, GPS trailhead coordinates, and color map included for each hike Tips on how to motivate kids on the trail, what’s appropriate for different ages, nature facts, and more Whether you’re looking for the best hikes to hug a really big tree; take a fun and refreshing dip; see birds, animals, or waterfalls; go on a winter day; or stuff yourself with berries, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington has you covered.

The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

Areas of natural beauty such as beaches, tropical island resorts with coral reefs, and hiking and camping in national parks, mountains and forests – these are examples of traditional tourist attractions to spend summer vacations.

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507253

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 196

Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum. The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross curricular subjects. With fun activities like 'Spelling Ping-Pong' and 'Class Got Talent', it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and key board skills. Each activity includes a 'red herring' that will keep dyslexic children and teenagers entertained, extending them in interesting ways that will appeal to those who think outside of the box. Brimming with imaginative ideas, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is an essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people with dyslexia.

Best Hikes with Kids Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island

Best Hikes with Children in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island has been a classic source of great hikes for kids for over fifteen years. Scout leaders, camp counselors, and parents have used this book to discover the best ...

Author: Emily Kerr

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594851778

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 624

* More than 80 hikes suitable for kids and parents, accessible from urban areas * Trails range in length from less than a mile to nearly 6 miles, with optional turn-around points * Handy sidebars with information on animals, plants, geology, and fun activities to do with kids on the hike * Special emphasis on trail highlights with child appeal * Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. These are just a few of the activities outlined in Best Hikes with Kids Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island. Hikes in this guidebook are suited for families and anyone looking for an easy outing. Each hike highlights points of interest and opportunities for kids to learn about nature on the trail. The hikes are rated easy to difficult for children.

The Big Book of Picture book Authors Illustrators

FROGGY GETS DRESSED “ I spent several years traveling around the world , meeting people of different cultures and ... Jonathan recalls , “ That story literally popped out of my head while driving back from a hiking trip with my kids .

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439201544

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 230

Introduce children to 75 favorite authors and illustrators with this all-in-one resource! The lively profiles in this collection provide insight into the lives, work, inspiration, and creative process of these talented writers and artists. Share these fascinating mini-biographies with students to enhance author studies and help your students read with greater enthusiasm and understanding. Book jacket.

Hiking with Kids Virginia

52 Great Hikes for Families Erin Gifford ... Hikes in this book were chosen because they are fun, engaging, and can serve either as a first hike or a tenth hike. ... All the trails in this book can be managed by novices.

Author: Erin Gifford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493060023

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 811

DREAM IT Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families features concise descriptions and detailed maps for 50+ easy-to-follow hikes in Virginia that allow families to spend time together in nature. PLAN IT Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families provides tips, advice and information needed to plan a winning day hike: • Diverse and engaging kid-friendly hikes all across the state • Full-color photos and maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS • Time-saving hike overviews and details on distance, difficulty, terrain and fun facts DO IT Virginia is home to tumbling falls, scenic vistas, geological wonders, tidal marshes and majestic mountains, and this guide describes many family-friendly hikes across the state that allow children to fall in love with the outdoors. • Find hikes that engage children with water features, rock scrambles and native wildlife • Experience diverse terrain that challenges, rewards, and leaves children wanting more • Take it all in, whether savoring a colorful sunset or splashing in a swimming hole

The Big Book of Small Stuff

In the afternoons, we did something really fun as a familyhiking, swimming, or hide-and-seek. One day, we hired a massage therapist to give ... I was more relaxed and rested than I ever remember being after going away for a vacation.

Author: Richard Carlson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304451

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 278

The best of the best from the publishing phenomenon Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- in time for the series' tenth anniversary! When Richard Carlson wrote Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in January 1997, he had no way of knowing it would be the beginning of an unrivaled publishing success story. The book was the #1 New York Times bestseller for two full years, an unprecedented feat, and to date has more than nine million copies in print. A series of Don't Sweat books followed, each garnering impressive sales in their own right. Now, in time for the tenth anniversary of that first publication, Carlson has created The Big Book of Small Stuff, a best-of collection drawn from the series. It features pieces beloved by Calrson and his millions of fans, classic tales of inspiration and success like: Make Peace with Imperfection, Allow Yourself to Be Bored, Praise and Blame Are All the Same, See the Innocence, and more.

Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco Bay Area

Also a great thank-you to the nice folks who let me photograph their families on the trails, even though they didn't know me. I will probably forget some names, but here goes: Thank you to Inga and Tony Lim, Alexandra and Olivier Rossi, ...

Author: Laure Latham

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594854971

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 149

CLICK HERE to download two sample hikes from Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco * Features more than 100 kid-friendly trails * A comprehensive guide for families hiking in the Bay Area! In this colorful guidebook to the best family trails in the entire Bay Area -- including Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties -- author Laure Latham developed her list of hikes not just through personal experience, but also by interviewing local parent groups to hear what families really want when they hike with kids. Beyond detailed trail descriptions, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area features: * Info on junior ranger/kid recognition programs * Guidebook section on environmental awareness for kids * Trail safety and how to easily identify poison oak and poison hemlock * Stroller-friendly and dog-friendly hikes * Trails near campgrounds, playgrounds, or quality picnic areas * Best hikes accessible via Bay Area public transit * Best hikes with nearby farms or nature museums —