A picture book for children who are learning to read. It contains a set of illustrated support notes outlining qualities in the text, giving readers pointers and suggesting a range of follow-up activities. More detailed guidance is available in a separate Parents' Handbook.
Heavy Burdens with luggage shows us that we all have secrets, burdens that we pick up and carry around daily, which often leads to disastrous results. This fictional tale introduces us to individuals we recognize as family, and reminds us that love can keep us together. Meet Teresa Rosser, heavy burdened with her mother's antics of being a certified nut. Others weave in and out of this novel; which reminds us that it really takes a village to lead the way. Teresa learns the value of life, what truly makes her happy, how she revolves In a full circle; then enters Gerald, the most beautiful chocolate creature God ever created upon the face of this beautiful Earth.....God is good all the time. Enjoy.
"Nature is an advanced introduction to its topic. For students, it aims to inform and to challenge by showing that nature is not what it seems to be. For geography teachers and researchers, Nature brings together ideas and arguments hitherto compartmentalised into geography's three main parts (human, physical and environmental geography). In so doing it offers fresh insights into one of the discipline's most familiar, yet elusive, objects of analysis, policy formation and moral concern."--BOOK JACKET.
Just how closely do you look at the world around you? Could you recognise a spider's web, a leaf or a flower from a close up picture? A book that encourages children to use observation skills to translate what they see in the real word, to what they read and see on a page. Fun activity suggestions at the back of the book will help children and parents, teachers and carers to make the most of this book. For EYFS children a series of four books based on familiar subjects for very young children.
The Art of Connecting With Nature emerged from Mark’s desire to have others experience the “living presence” of the natural world. Within these pages you’ll discover 22 co-authors who have established a relationship with nature that reclaims what indigenous people worldwide express as kinship, centeredness, and the ability to make decisions through the eyes of future generations. The book is divided into four experiential themes: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. We invite you to open to whatever chapter calls to you, since each stands on its own. At the end of each section we’ve provided tools, rituals, and practices to help you develop, or enhance, your own relationship with nature. These are activities that have helped us; but in the end, we each have our own journey that cannot be defined by another’s. Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheArtofConnectingWithNature, to share your experiences, ask questions, or interact with the artists, professors, musicians, authors, ministers, and others who’ve contributed to this collection.
What does walking with Jesus look like in this life? The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, answering that question and illustrating the deepest struggles Christians face as they walk with God in this life. Since its publication in 1678, it has been the most widely read Christian book other than the Bible. From the dark confines of a prison cell, John Bunyan wrote a book that transformed not only his experience but that of millions after him. C. S. Lewis described it as “a book that has astonished the whole world.” Today, the power of the original book is often lost on twenty-first century readers. This edition provides a fresh and faithful rendering of this enduring Christian classic in today’s English. Experience a deepening of your faith as you journey along the pilgrim’s path!
How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education
Author: Cindy Ross
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children?s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel. In this age of world connection, it is important to raise broad-minded and empathetic children who are knowledgeable about other cultures. To accomplish this goal, Cindy chose an unorthodox approach: she orchestrated learning opportunities for her children, Sierra and Bryce, in twelve countries. The family traveled the world, moving about on foot and bicycle, living simply and intimately. But just as important, and more accessible for many parents, were the opportunities for learning closer to home. These adventures brought intangible gifts: values--such as compassion, empathy, resilience, self-reliance, and gratitude, among others--not always fostered in a traditional curriculum but crucially important to raising children. By sharing her story, along with honest insights from her children about the importance of their unusual education, Cindy aims to empower parents to believe they can be their children's best and most important educators. It is for parents who are seeking inspiration, who love a good story, and who are looking for an unorthodox way to raise the happiest, healthiest, and brightest children they can.
Carefully revised in modern English, this modern classic includes Bunyan's original scripture references plus hundreds of additional references, chapter end-notes to help clarify scriptural and historical references, and an Index of words, meanings, titles, characters, and places. 50+ illustrations. Free audio excerpt download.
Laird Hamilton has been hailed as the world's greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, Force of Nature, allows readers a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig far; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world's best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, radiating peak health and fitness, and succeeding by any definition of the word. How did he get there? And more importantly, how can the rest of us join him? Force of Nature is a detailed map to that destination, with Laird Hamilton as the reader's guide. It's not about chasing trophies or accolades or cash. It's about quality over quantity, soul and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits, it's essential. And not only has Hamilton mastered this balance, he makes a compelling and articulate case that anyone who wants to can do the same. This book is a deeply authoritative and cutting-edge guide to peak fitness in mind, body, sould, and surfing. It comes directly from the source and his inner circle, which includes those at the vanguard of sports, training, nutrition, and more. Former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; surf legend Dave Kalama; fitness gurus Paul Chek, T.R. Goodman, and Don Wildman; and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis all contribute their knowledge. Readers will get an all-access pass into an elite world filled with definitive and provocative ideas.
It is no longer possible to see nature and society as entirely separate. Environmental changes and degradation impinge upon all our lives and we may think we live in risky times, under constant threat of environmental disaster. This book draws on insights from across the social sciences to examine the changing character of the interrelations between society and nature. Individual chapters look in more depth at changing classifications of what it means to be human, at what distinguishes human beings from animals, medical practices, links between markets and the environment and our perception of risk and the links between social and natural matters. Throughout readers are encouraged to draw upon their own experiences and examples of contemporary concerns to understand the theoretical and practical problems of living in this new natural-and-social world. (Midwest).