As a mum and a childminder one of the things which can fill me with dread is the prospect of a few rainy days in a row and children asking me what to do constantly. This book provides the answer to this conundrum in that it has 72 different activities all aimed at making wet, windy and snowy days fun.
I have to admit when I first flicked through I was a little skeptical as I thought that there were lots of fairly obvious ideas. However when I say down and looked through the book properly I realised that it is in fact full of little gems. I love the idea of mud painting, mud sculptures and making wind music. Its real grade A forest school stuff. Absolutely perfect for a household like ours and a brilliant addition to our bookshelves.
The book itself is illustrated with tons of lovely photographs which give you a real impression of what you should be doing and which are really helpful when you are trying to explain to children the task in hand. The photographs convey a real sense of joy about the outdoors. I also like the size of the book, ideal for shoving in your rucksack and dipping into at appropriate moments.
If you want a book which has a Montessori feel about it, which is inspirational and provides some really easy practical ideas for worthwhile and fun activities I think this would be a great addition to your bookshelf. You can find out more information here. I’m so impressed I am off to have a look at their other books which, if they are half as good as this should be well worth buying!
There is a book launch event open to the public in London if you are local which looks fab
Disclaimer: I was given a review copy of the book