Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Book Recommendation: I Love Dirt!

When my husband or I mention to people that we have two children under the age of 3, most role their eyes and lament about the expense associated with raising kids. their comments usually don't get the response they expect; we don't feel that raising kids is all that expensive. Why? We attribute it to not going along with the consumerism associated with kids. "Less is more" is a mantra in our home.

Now don't take this too literally, we did spring for a very pricey stroller, but love it and know one day we can sell it. But for the most part, we let the kids explore their world without too much influenced from corporate America.

A great resourced in accomplishing this is the book, I Love Dirt! 52 Activities To Help You & Your Kids Discover The Wonders of Nature by Jennifer Ward. Divided into 4 categories, one for each season, there are 52 "chapters" or short passages about discovering the simple wonders of the world.
  • See That Tree?
  • Leaf Looking
  • Moon Shadows
  • Snow Me Some Fun
Those are a few examples. It is a delightful way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, and doesn't break the bank. If you are interested in Simplicity Parenting or Frugal Parenting, this is a must have for your bookshelf.

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