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Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Exploring the Outdoors (Be a Maker!) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-10-30 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0778725820
LANGUAGE:English

"I did not care for this book as a Children's Librarian that was looking specifically for ideas to incorporate nature into a fun and hands on experience. Most of these projects include observation. The projects that do involve construction require the use of tools. I would like to see some projects that use natural spaces, foraged materials, and crafts. This is not a "maker" book to me. This is more of a "get them outside" book to me. I'm not saying the message isn't fun, but it's just not helpful. I also find the formatting very annoying. " said.

" The audience of this book is obviously the young child. I was expecting a tiny bit older. All the book does is encourage kid's to watch and observe. There are VERY few projects with directions, almost no explanations or hints about what to watch for their maker sections. This wasn't very useful for me, a person trying to create a maker space program, but I can see how it would encourage kids to do more research and be curious. There are lots of unanswered questions. " said.

"Well-written blend of hands-on, observational and group skills that can be used to involve young children in nature . The activities are supported by how-tos, bits of history (like the man who invented Velcro after pulling cockleburrs from his dog following a walk. Readers can learn how to make a bug box, then observe what sorts of insects take advantage of it, a sundial and various types of shelters in the wild. Terms used are defined in a glossary and there is a reading list for those interested in more on the topics covered." said.

"I did not care for this book as a Children's Librarian that was looking specifically for ideas to incorporate nature into a fun and hands on experience. Most of these projects include observation. The projects that do involve construction require the use of tools. I would like to see some projects that use natural spaces, foraged materials, and crafts. This is not a "maker" book to me. This is more of a "get them outside" book to me. I'm not saying the message isn't fun, but it's just not helpful. I also find the formatting very annoying. " said.

" The audience of this book is obviously the young child. I was expecting a tiny bit older. All the book does is encourage kid's to watch and observe. There are VERY few projects with directions, almost no explanations or hints about what to watch for their maker sections. This wasn't very useful for me, a person trying to create a maker space program, but I can see how it would encourage kids to do more research and be curious. There are lots of unanswered questions. " said.

"Well-written blend of hands-on, observational and group skills that can be used to involve young children in nature . The activities are supported by how-tos, bits of history (like the man who invented Velcro after pulling cockleburrs from his dog following a walk. Readers can learn how to make a bug box, then observe what sorts of insects take advantage of it, a sundial and various types of shelters in the wild. Terms used are defined in a glossary and there is a reading list for those interested in more on the topics covered." said.

"I did not care for this book as a Children's Librarian that was looking specifically for ideas to incorporate nature into a fun and hands on experience. Most of these projects include observation. The projects that do involve construction require the use of tools. I would like to see some projects that use natural spaces, foraged materials, and crafts. This is not a "maker" book to me. This is more of a "get them outside" book to me. I'm not saying the message isn't fun, but it's just not helpful. I also find the formatting very annoying. " said.

" The audience of this book is obviously the young child. I was expecting a tiny bit older. All the book does is encourage kid's to watch and observe. There are VERY few projects with directions, almost no explanations or hints about what to watch for their maker sections. This wasn't very useful for me, a person trying to create a maker space program, but I can see how it would encourage kids to do more research and be curious. There are lots of unanswered questions. " said.

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