Spring 2021

Nature Heals

Series of 8 titles

Whether you enjoy being near water, hiking in the forest, or watching clouds roll by, nature is always available to you! Being in nature can help relieve stress and increase mindfulness. With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, Nature Heals introduces readers to a variety of outdoor activities to mindfully engage in, as well as how to best appreciate and enjoy nature to its fullest while developing social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. Readers will learn to recognize and reflect on how mindful awareness in nature can help them manage stress and increase focus in their lives. Try This! and Grow with Goals activities in each title help readers actively reflect on the subject matter and set their own goals to promote growth mindset. Each title includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Camping in Nature Camping in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Connecting with Water in Nature Connecting with Water in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Creating Art in Nature Creating Art in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Gardening in Nature Gardening in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Hiking in Nature Hiking in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Listening to Nature Listening to Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Watching Animals in Nature Watching Animals in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Cover: Watching the Sky in Nature Watching the Sky in Nature New! Spring 2021 H
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, SEL
Subject SEL
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Blue Owl Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Dewey 155.4-796.54
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 520-580
Guided Reading Level H
Features Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, and Teaching guides

Reviews

Nature Heals - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Now that we are all plugged in and cooped up, a series on healing and unplugging by connecting through nature is just what many need. The series is heavy in calming scenes, and the images share much of the information and, as such, express a sense of inclusion through the depiction of diverse abilities within each selection. There is also so much to do in these titles from physical activities like yoga and birding, to thoughtful activities such as creating a collection of nature drawings and journaling about feelings. While not using the buzz words, these titles incorporate relaxing eco-therapy practices such as forest bathing through comfortable STEM activities for younger readers. ­VERDICT Gentle mindfulness tips like breathing and unplugging help guide actions to the connected social and emotional learning goal for the title.

Author: Abby Colich