We partnered with Macmillan as a Super Influencer to show you all about their newest program – Outdoor School!
This series offers pocket-sized, waterproof guidebooks full of quick tips, as well as extensive and interactive journals and sticker books — all of which can serve as critical tools for hands-on learning that couldn’t have come at a better time!
America’s children are caught in one of the largest mass migrations in recent history: the movement indoors and online. According to the Child Mind Institute, “the average American child is said to spend 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front of a screen.”
Outdoor School has everything you need to unplug your kids from their screens, fire up their imaginations, and experience the wonders of the natural world OUTDOORS!
We are so excited to be a part of Macmillan’s
Outdoor School SuperInfluencer Team!
Today is the day! Outdoor School (from Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), is finally available for sale on Amazon!
The Outdoor School collection includes three definitive, interactive nature guides: Animal Watching; Rock, Fossil, and Shell Hunting, and Hiking and Camping all geared towards kids ages 8-12.
There are also two smaller pocket-sized Essentials Guides on Animal Tracks and Survival Skills. Both are made with durable Tyvek material and are waterproof and tear-proof.
You’ll also have the option to supplement your “Outdoor School” studies with three beautifully done Spot and Sticker books – Animals, Plants, and Birds. Each book has 400 beautifully illustrated stickers. As an added bonus, the sticker books fold out into a handy checklist poster for kids to keep track of the animals, plants, or birds that they discover during their Outdoor School adventures!
My oldest son (10) loves to be outside (just like his dad) so it wasn’t hard to get him into his outdoor gear and out the door. He literally jumps at any excuse he can find to go outside, so Outdoor School was just the ticket!
Since he already spends more time outside during the day than he does in the house, it should come as no surprise that he already knows a lot about nature, animal tracking, survival skills, tree and plant identification, and farming.
Here is a quick video of him telling me about how he identified a predator that tried to get into our chicken coop and also about mushroom hunting.