for the tactile experience
"For all who love the feeling of turning a page."
A Coloring Book Anthology
by Cordelia Norris, Suzanne Matheson. Joseph Cadotte, eds. © 2018
Hatchlings is a beautiful, educational colouring book that celebrates the family bonds of 35 species of North American birds. Designed for wide appeal, each illustration features nesting birds with their young, and is accompanied by informative text, so that as you colour you can learn about the unique characteristics of each bird. As an anthology the book contains original illustrations by 28 talented artists and natural science illustrators.
One quarter of the proceeds from each book sale goes to support The Young Center, a non-proﬁt organization providing legal and social services to refugee families.
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for your Computer & Mobile Devices
"Paperless books for families. Offer your kids Nature, when you offer them your phone!"
The Mystery of the Missing Marshmallows
An Ezra & McGuffin Picture Story
Story by Steve Matheson / Illustrations by Suzanne Matheson © 2016
McGuffin is a dog who can be counted on to lead you, nose first, into mischief, mystery, adventure, and discovery! Ezra is her curious human companion. Together they go, sleuthing their way from one natural mystery to another. "Who stole the marshmallows?" is the compelling question in, "The Mystery of the Missing Marshmallows". Presently available as a Kindle, this picture eBook, complete with field notes about the thieving scoundrel, marks the first of many such discovery stories. (ages 4-8).
Wild Animal Friends Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
An Interactive Multi-media Lesson
Written & Illustrated by Suzanne Matheson / Interactive Elements by Steve Matheson © 2015
This lesson is stuffed full of wonder and fun facts, not simply about Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, but about many of the plants and animals associated with this species. The goal of this dynamic, indoor learning experience is to enhance awareness during outdoor exploratory learning by building a eco-centric knowledge base. This is accomplished through the use of stories, online interactive slides and popup panels, cooperative and individual creative activities, as well as online interactive games. Structured as a 45 minute lesson, the amount and quality of information offers learning well beyond this time frame. Accessible from school and home, the online interactive Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Field Guide offers a unique supplementary learning opportunity, and is highly suitable for use in a homeschool or flipped classroom environment. While the online interactive content is enjoyable for all ages, the 45 minute lesson plan is designed for grades 1-4 (ages 6-10). View a sample of the multi-media story here.
Trails & Travel Nature Awareness Activities for Kids
Gradeschool & Family Fun
Written & Illustrated by Suzanne Matheson © 2015
This eBook is a cornucopia of games and activities designed to challenge the five senses. These engaging activities, designed for ages 4 through 12, stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity. Optimized for mobile devices, this book is easy to use when you are out and about. The Senses Alive! activity develops sensory awareness and explores how our five senses connect us with our surrounding world. This activity lays the groundwork for the Nature Awareness Activity Cards. Each card offers a sense-based challenge or game. Included in the package: Senses Alive! activity, 120 Trail and 40 Travel Nature Awareness Activity Cards, 4 short original stories of nature encounters enjoyed by the author (told in the voice of a child), Senses Alive! Field Journal & Telling My Backyard Story pages, links to downloadables and on-line bonus features.
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