Fostering children's keen interest in nature increases their chances of growing up to become successful scientists, confident explorers, or well-adjusted bees. Help budding interests flourish with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $40 worth of selected children's nature books from Children's Nature Guide.
Founded by author and naturalist Joseph Yurt, Children's Nature Guide forges connections between youngsters and nature by emphasizing study, play, cultural diversity, and environmental stewardship. Groupon buyers may choose from a wealth of reading material stocked in the Nature Guide Bookshop, with each tome representing another step on the grassy path towards eco-enlightenment. Sweeten dreams with a bedtime rendition of Good Night, Little Bear by Richard Scarry ($3.99), intended for ages prekindergarten and up, or encourage fidgety young fingers and nimble toes to dig into Return to Fairyopolis by Cicely Mary Barker ($19.99), a suggested read for ages 7–9. Flora fanatics will go bananas for North American Wildlife: Trees and Nonflowering Plants ($16.95), suggested for ages 10 and up, and fully formed persons may wish to roll their eyes around the pages of A Year On the Wing: Four Seasons In a Life With Birds ($24), which chronicles author Tim Dee's 40 years of ornithological observation.
Children's Nature Guide's interactive website plants perennial roots in fertile young minds. Explore the popular Ari's Diary, a blog penned by a young female gray squirrel, or click on the site's many illustrated animals to receive extra nuggets of wildlife information while exercising your computer mouse without a hamster wheel. A page geared specifically toward grown-ups also resides in Children's Nature Guide's verdant virtual world, bursting with educational insights and web-based resources.