Exploring Our "Big" Backyard is a book that can be used for educating young children to the natural world around them through photographs and text as well as providing an enjoyable story for reading. This book can help adults teach children about the wonders of nature that surround them everyday in their backyards, neighborhood parks, school yards, and as they travel in the car, van, or bus. The types of subjects will vary depending on the geographic area, but the theme of the book will create awareness of what children see in the natural world around them on a daily basis.
This first book has been evaluated by a group of elementary school teachers and received very positive remarks from the teachers. They used the book as part of their teaching program for reading and introduction to the natural world. In the back of the book are some questions that can be used as a part of the teaching process.
This first book covers mainly song birds. Our plan is to publish additional books covering more creatures to be discovered in the big backyard.
It is our sincere hope that exploring our big backyard will help children and adults discover the wonderful world of nature all around us and that you will cherish the time spent reading and learning together.