Our books help you to discover new ideas for outdoor play, and also find ways to bring nature indoors.
The activities are open-ended, meaning that children can use their imaginations and create dozens of things from one activity prompt. They use natural materials to create pieces of art that children will be proud of. Using nature encourages children to think outside the box and create in new ways each time.
Our activity books show actual creations made by children and do not encourage all crafts to turn out looking the same. Instead the activities can boost creativity, problem solving and persistence. Nature play also improves fine motor skills, physical strength and coordination.
The open-endedness of the activities allows you to easily adapt them to suit your location. For example, if you don’t have a pine cone, you can just use what you can find. This also reduces the need for craft purchases, making the activities very inexpensive to implement.
The activities can be adapted to suit your children’s age and interest. Some may require adult assistance for younger Nature Warriors, but there are often alternatives presented for how you can provide a more or less challenging activity.
Our books are suitable for children aged 2-12 years and are a wonderful resource for early years and primary teachers, home schoolers, parents and grandparents seeking more nature play ideas.
All books measure 16cm x 24cm (6” x 9”) and are the perfect backpack size and easy to manage with little hands. They also look great on the shelf!
Caring for the environment is central to the values at Your Wild Books, which is why we have chosen to print in Australia using vegetable based inks and FSC certified paper that is manufactured in Australia from responsibly managed forests. This helps to reduce transport emissions, protect forests and reduces chemical use.
We donate 1% of all sales to our major charity partner the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, who do important work with regional Aboriginal communities to build literacy and create books in local languages.
All packaging for our wholesale and retail customers is recycled and recyclable. No plastic is used.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a child, Brooke Davis loved climbing trees, building cubbies and watching thunderstorms roll in. As an adult, she now also enjoys observing bees collect pollen, growing her own food and sharing cups of tea with friends. In real life though, she is more often found being a snack slave to her children, reheating her cups of tea and cultivating more weeds than food in her overgrown garden.
Previous to publishing her first book in 2019, Brooke founded and ran the award-winning outdoor nature play program called Wild Imagination.
There is one fundamental question that drives her to create nature play books:
How are children going to care about the environment and look after our planet if they spend a decreasing amount of time connecting to nature?
She has published five books and has plans for many more. She hopes her books will spread the joy of nature play and inspire children to develop an authentic and long-lasting connection with nature.