Nature needs children and children need nature. This book will help your family open your doors to the outside and become truly freerange animals. You’ll live a greener lifestyle and your children will learn to enjoy, appreciate and care for the world around them. This beautiful book will inspire you to explore nature whether that’s:
foraging for dinner
learning party tricks with plants
or making eco-decisions around the home
It’s all about having fun together, however exhausted, time-pressured or stressed you are! For parents of zero to ten year olds, this is a humorous and light-hearted look at all things green and nature inspired. It’s not about being perfect; it’s about giving it a try and feeling the benefits for your family.
About the Author
Kate Blincoe is a freelance journalist and writer for publications including The Guardian and Eastern Daily Press and the RSPB who has been working in the environmental sector for over a decade. While working with the RSPB she became aware of how many children had very little experience with nature and the environment. Raising children with an understanding of and connection to the natural world is now just as important to Kate as reducing the carbon footprint of their early years.
"Full of inspired ideas and practical methods to get ‘back to nature’ in the modern world. Anyone wanting to find alternatives to screens and electronics should read this book." —Miranda Krestovnikoff, television and radio broadcaster, BBC's Coast and The One Show
“This is an inspiring and practical book which will be of great interest to every parent who wants their children to have the kind of childhood they deserve.” —Sir Christopher Woodhead, Sunday Times columnist, former Chief Inspector of Schools
"This book is packed full of green ideas and great ways to inspire your kids about nature, how to drag them away from the screens and feel great as you watch their eyes light up with the joy of the natural world.” —Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive, The Wildlife Trusts
“This book contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration for green parenting. Dive in to this rich resource and have fun going green!” —Melissa Corkhill, editor, The Green Parent magazine
"This is a true guide to making a difference and adding value to our children and the planet.” —Richard Powell OBE, Lifelong Environmental and Heritage Conservationist
"This book carries a vitally important message that connecting kids to nature is critical for the future of our planet. The No Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting is as necessary as it is timely.” —Mark Cocker, naturalist, environmental activist, author, Birds Britannica
“At last – a good parenting guide which doesn’t make you feel inadequate! You’ll see how greener parenting is more fun for your children – and more fun for you." —Patrick Barkham, author, Coastlines and The Butterfly Isles
“So much in this book that I wish I knew when my children were small. A fabulous resource for new - and not so new – parents!’ —Sara Parkin, founder and firector, Forum for the Future
"Kate Blincoe’s lively, easy-to-read book offers busy parents a wealth of simple and insightful ideas to help them provide their children with a nurturing and balanced childhood." —Dr. Teresa Belton, founding member, Play for Life; author, Happier People Healthier Planet