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Loose Parts Nature Play

Jun 23, 2019

Embracing Diversity in Children’s Nature Books


Natural Start Alliance:


Book Picks (Aff links):

Amy’s Light


Because Your Mommy Loves You


Bringing the Outside In


Daniel Finds a Poem


Fort Building Time


Hiking Day


I Am the Rain


If You Love Honey: Nature’s Connections


John Denver’s For Baby


John Denver’s Sunshine on My Shoulders


Sometimes Rain




The Snowy Day


Under One Rock


Water is Water


What’s in the Garden?


When the Snow Falls


Where’s Rodney?


Wild Ones: Observing City Critters



Other Resources:


Black Faces, White Spaces


Building Cultural Empathy and Celebrating Diversity in Nature-based Early Childhood Education—


Diverse Book Finder—



Forest Kindergartens: A Multicultural Perspective—


Hashtag— #WeNeedDiverseBooks


Outdoor Afro: Where Black People and Nature Meet—


The Nature Book Nook Book—


Nature-inspired Children’s Book and Storytelling Facebook group—


The Ultimate List of Diverse & Inclusive Books to Support Nature-based Learning


Urban Environmental Education


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