We hear all the time from parents and educators looking for quality kid’s outdoor gear and resources, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite “Nature School tested and approved” items.
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Best All-Weather Outdoor Gear
HEAD ZipperED Mittens
These mittens are warm and waterproof, and the side zipper makes them incredibly easy to get on and off.
OAKI One piece rain suit
Probably our all time favorite item! We use these year-round because they keep kids dry and comfortable in all conditions.
BOGS INSULATED BOOTS
These waterproof insulated neoprene and rubber boots are perfect for rain or snow and are built to last.
Best Nature Study Resources For Kids
Sibley Backyard birding flashcards
These beautifully illustrated flashcards are easy to take on the go and perfect for practicing your bird identification skills.
TWIG & MOTH Kid’s NATURE JOURNAL
It’s easy to build a regular nature journaling practice with these lovely, non-intimidating nature journals from Twig & Moth.
These educational activity kits come jam-packed with everything you need to get kids outdoors and connected to nature.
Best Tools for Kids
These 6-inch hammers are perfect for small hands.
vegetable peeler “whittler”
These vegetable peelers work well for peeling bark off of sticks.
magnifier & Tweezers
Examine specimens up close with this sturdy set.
Best Books for Parents & Educators
Balanced and Barefoot by Angela HanSCOM
Written by a pediatric occupational therapist, this book outlines the incredible benefits of unrestricted outdoor play.
Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way by erin kenny
An inspiring, informative book by the woman who pioneered Forest Kindergartens in the U.S.
Last Child In The woods by Richard Louv
A thorough and fascinating examination of the “Nature Deficit Disorder” facing children today - and what you can do about it.