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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Early Life Skills, SEL|
|Imprint||Blue Owl Books|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.9-3.4|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, and Teaching guides|
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.