I Love Dirt – Jennifer Ward

I Love Dirt is a must-read by all parents who want to have a closer relationship with their children while enjoying the outdoors. If you do not have a child, but sometimes feel like one, like me (which one of us do not?), you’ll enjoy it as well. It will urge you to go outside and find new ways to enjoy nature.


Jennifer Ward wrote many award-winning, adorable children’s books, as well as books for adults and I Love Dirt is one of them. The first pages of the book explain why children who spend time in nature are more successful and happy than children who do not. I have never needed to explain the effect of nature on people, but if you want to remind yourself from time to time, you can even get this book just because it contains this information.

I Love Dirt - Jennifer Ward

Children need to spend time outdoors, in the sun, in the snow, in the rain. If you don’t know what to do in particular weather, this book helps in many ways. The book contains fifty-two activities covering a whole year. They are divided into sections according to the seasons.
You can also read about the effects of each activity at the end. These are entertaining and informative activities that I wouldn’t normally think of, and this makes it a lot of fun.

I don’t have a child, yes, but I plan to do all of these activities with my husband. Besides all, carrying out these activities will help you establish a bond with anyone you want to get to know closely. It is a book that will be very good for you and those around you. Enjoy!

I Love Dirt - Jennifer Ward

I Love Dirt

I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location–from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country. Each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and so heighten a child’s sense of wonder.

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and so books for children, inspired by nature.

Jennifer Ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature. Even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the natural world. Children–and parents–learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Discoveries become shared experience.–from the foreword by Richard Louv

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward is an American children’s picture book author. Many of her books focus on science, nature and the Sonoran Desert. Ward has a B.A. in education from the University of Arizona.

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