Celebrate Canada Day with a Great Summer Book Sale!

by: Kiana on 07/01/2016

Looking for some light summer reading to ease into the relaxing rhythm of the season? Why not take advantage of our Summer Sale 2016 starting today! From July 1st-10th receive a 35% discount on your favourite summer titles when ordering online, using the coupon code Summer16 at the checkout.

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As a part of our summer sale, we will be featuring some our favourite summer reads to give you some inspiration. From ethical shopping with Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty, bike adventures for the planet with  Dude Making a Difference: Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America, tapping back into the outdoors and leaving our cellphones behind with iMinds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and the Evolution of our Species  and The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning and yummy farmers market inspiration with The Farmers Market Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce, you’ll find posts from the authors, delicious summer recipes, and a few sneak peeks into these fabulously entertaining reads on our blog!

To start us off, connecting ourselves and our children with nature this summer will be fun, easy, and educational with The Big Book of Nature Activities, by award winning environmental advocate Drew Monkman and outdoor education center director Jacob Rodenburg.

The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world.

The average child can identify over 1000 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness and Nature Deficit Disorder are further unintended consequences of a childhood spent primarily indoors. As researchers in the field are arguing, it is our duty to get children back outside not just for their own health and development, but also for the sake of tomorrow’s environment.

Packed with activities for every season of the year, you’ll find an overview of what is going on at that time of year, poems, collection challenges, learning about geographical areas, continent-wide species, tips for parents, and much more!

For some summer inspiration click here for a Fun with Fireflies activity!

 

 

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