Hawthorn Press Nadezhda Ostretsova "Creative Nature Play" Imaginative crafting, games, stories & adventures book

Hawthorn Press Nadezhda Ostretsova "Creative Nature Play" Imaginative crafting, games, stories & adventures book

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Meet Poppy and Noah, the forest's delightful children, living harmoniously alongside the animals and birds in the enchanting realm they affectionately call 'Mother Nature.' Nestled in the wild woods, their ultimate playground, this book unveils a treasury of games played with sticks, pinecones, sheep's wool, and beeswax.

Within the pages of this book, discover the art of crafting with natural materials like pinecones and sheep's wool, designed for children aged 5–8. Creative Nature Play not only connects young ones with nature but also fosters hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and imagination through well-tested, age-appropriate projects. Each project comes with teaching tips and is accompanied by charming rhymes, anecdotes, and stories that captivate and engage children in playful exploration.

More than just a crafting guide, Creative Nature Play weaves together stories, rhymes, and games that cultivate an emotional bond with nature. Allice Elerby of Juno magazine hails it as a resource that offers much more than crafting, providing a foundation for a magical childhood spent in the heart of the forest.

Nadezhda Ostretsova, the author, introduces herself as a mother of two wonderful girls and the curator of the Instagram blog @wild_little_child, dedicated to children's free play with nature and magical childhood moments. As both an author and illustrator of various projects for parents and children, she emphasizes the transformative impact of free creative play with open-ended toys on children's imaginations. In her book, she shares the enchanting story of Poppy and Noah, highlighting the magic that unfolds when Mother Nature's treasures—seashells, stones, twigs, pinecones—are transformed into new creations through the limitless power of imagination. Nadezhda hopes that her book, brimming with simple crafts and charming stories about Poppy and Noah, will inspire readers to embrace the joy of creating and playing in nature.