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50 Words about Nature Series

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 BookBairn 1 Comments

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If you are looking for the perfect books to gift this Christmas then this nature series is my top recommendation for younger readers!

Designed for younger kids, aged 3+, these are books that will stand the test of time - something I always look for when choosing a Christmas gift. I know the bairns, aged 8 and 6, still enjoy flicking through these and learning lots of new words about nature.

The 50 Words about Nature series includes books about Bugs and Animals (written by Lily Holland) as well as Birds and Plants (written by Tara Pegley-Stanger) and are all beautifully illustrated by Debbie Powell in a fun lino printing style. 

The illustrations are instantly appealing and will have kids picking them up to explore the bright and inviting graphics. And inside they are met with a plethora of fascinating facts about our natural world as well as lots of new (and familiar) words.

Learning new words is not only brilliant for young children's language development, it will also help them to explore and understand the world around them. With modern children spending more time indoors and doing structured play activities, as well as adults who don't have the vocabulary themselves to share, these are books which will really help them look beyond their immediate environment and help to value and appreciate nature - something which will be essential if we are to raise children who want to protect the planet. After all, why would you see the value of a pollinator if you can't name one?

But these are not only hugely valuable books in an educational sense. They are joyful. And I mean that in the truest sense: they are full of joy. Seeing the bright illustrations of flora and fauna that they know and love will excite young readers and reading them alongside a beloved adult, will create happy endorphins and memories for both parent and child. As children get older they will no doubt revisit these on their own and enjoy both the artwork and the information for themselves.

And if you're expanding your own vocabulary (I certainly topped up my nature words) alongside your child, then don't fret - there's a pronunciation guide of the trickier words at the back of each book. Turns out I've been mispronouncing 'elytra' and 'proboscis' (from the bug book) wrong - every day is a school day!

Long time followers will not be surprised that the book about Birds is the one that we've read the most! And even as collectors of bird books, we've picked up new information and words as we read.

So if you too have a nature loving kid, then these books would be perfect for their stocking!

Hope you find these under the tree this Christmas,
Kim and the bairns x

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1 comment:

  1. What a great set of nature books and what a good way to deal with some of the trickier words. I would’ve loved these as a child.