Did you know that children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago? As we head into the heart of summer, I can’t help but notice that the kids in my neighborhood as very active compared to many of my students. My cul-de-sac is often filled with the neighborhood kids playing basketball or riding bikes. I know that this is not the case everywhere.
DINOSAUR TRAIN’s “Buddy” supports “The Great American Backyard Campout” initiative, organized by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Great American Backyard Campout campaign was designed to remind parents and children about the important benefits of spending time outdoors. In a typical week, only 6% of children ages 9-13 play outside on their own! W loves playing outside and it is definitely something I wanted to continue to encourage him to do!
The Great American Backyard Campout is scheduled for June 23rd. You can register for free. The website provides great resources for making your camping experience a fun one! There are campfire recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, campfire songs and games, nature activities, and much more! This is a fabulous way to spend time with the family without spending much!
Buddy and the clan from Dinosaur Train want to ensure you’ll have some extra fun during your campout with these latest books from Penguin Young Readers Group.
In Dinosaur Campout, The Pteranodon family is going on a campout! This 8 x 8 book is perfect for a first camping trip or night away from home. (SRP: $3.99). It would make a great addition to your Great American Backyard Campout!
In Ride with Buddy, Buddy introduces readers to his friends and family on the Dinosaur Train. The level 2 reader is perfect for young fans who are starting to read on their own. It’s a great way for younger elementary students to spend time with their parents and siblings. Everyone can read along!
You can also download Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club Guide Book. It’s filled with fun activities that you can during your campout. The Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club is a community of young children, their families, and educators who are committed to learning about nature and doing good things for the environment.
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