Top 5 tips to get kids and teens off screens and plugged into the wonders of nature. “Since the start of the pandemic, children have less time and fewer opportunities to get outdoors connect with nature,” said Andrea Koehle Jones, executive director of The ChariTree Foundation. “This is a real … Read more
The pandemic is threatening the survival of outdoor learning programs just when kids and teens need them most. As the covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, many environmental education organizations around the world are facing a growing risk of collapse. An alarming 63% of US organizations that provide outdoor environmental … Read more
In this Paris Review series, writers present the books getting them through these strange times. I completely agree with Frankie Thomas – The Secret Garden is the perfect pandemic read. “With brutal swiftness, nine-year-old Mary is orphaned, removed from colonial India—the only home she’s ever known—and taken to stay with … Read more
Just finished CHOMP, CHOMP, POP! a silly/sassy professionally edited children’s picture book manuscript. Let’s get kids laughing + connecting with the wonders of nature as well as excited about using onomatopoeias. I wrote it during the first part of the pandemic. For PreSchool – Grade 1 and fans of THE PIGEON FINDS … Read more
Andrea Koehle Jones, founder of The ChariTree Foundation, author and founding partner of The FirstLine Foundation, tells the story of how she went from being a CBC Newsworld journalist and Greenpeace communications strategist to building one of the sweetest little children’s charities out there. “Let’s give kids opportunities to fall … Read more
While the pandemic is giving kids less opportunities to get outside in nature, the bright side is it reminds us of what’s at stake for the planet plus parents and kids have a lot more time to read. Here are our top 5 Canadian children’s books on the environment — perfect for Earth Day and every day! Happy reading. 💚🌎
Reaching up, reaching out, but still we take you.
I have moved to the mountains for several months to finish my second book, The Hummingbird Trees. I have been working on this YA novel about a young empath with a powerful connection to trees for five years. I am getting ready to review the latest edits and let The Hummingbird Trees go … Read more