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Nature play at home : creating outdoor spaces that connect children with the natural world / Nancy Striniste ; illustrations by Jen Ren.

Striniste, Nancy, 1958- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Crookston Public Library 796.083 STR (Text) 33500013036215 New Available -
Frazee LINK Site 796.083 STR (Text) 33500013036207 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604698251
  • ISBN: 160469825X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Arranging spaces -- Awakening senses -- Challenging bodies -- Inviting nature -- Inspiring imagination -- Building confidence -- Creating comfort -- Taking action.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    The founder of website Earlyspace, with a background in both landscape design and early childhood education, Striniste shares her passion for creating outdoor spaces that connect children with nature in her first book. Beautifully illustrated chapters walk readers through the essential steps of creating their own natural playscapes, no matter the environment. Striniste begins with arranging spaces through welcoming entryways and winding pathways before sharing suggestions for inviting in nature with native plants and wildlife-friendly spaces, offering plentiful design choices along the way. With Striniste's guidance, natural playscapes can awaken the senses, challenge bodies, stir imagination, build confidence, and create comfort for all ages. If a complete redesign is too overwhelming, Strinsite includes 15 smaller hands-on projects to get started. Adults and children will delight in working together to build creations like hillside slides, mosaic streams, insect hotels, a living willow tunnel, and even a bamboo bower. Nature Play at Home is sure to inspire readers to take action in their backyards and encourage creative play in nature for years to come. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nancy Striniste is the founder and principal designer at EarlySpace, LLC. She has a background as both a landscape designer and an early childhood educator. She teaches at Antioch New England University in their nature-based early childhood graduate certificate program and serves on the leadership team of NoVA Outside. Read more about Nancy and her work at

Subject: Outdoor recreation for children.
Nature study.
Nature study.
Outdoor recreation for children.

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