When We Go Camping – A Book That Not Only Teaches Good Camping Practices But Instills a Love of Nature Too
Camping is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences a person can have, whether it’s with family or friends or alone. When we go camping, we get to experience the beauty and serenity of the outdoors, with all the fun and thrills of a vacation. In order to get the most out of any camping trip, we need to understand the basics and principles of camping. And that’s where “When We Go Camping” comes in.
“When We Go Camping” is an interactive book written by Diane Muldrow, illustrated by Tim Bowers and narrated by Cassandra Morris. It’s the perfect way for children to learn about camping safely and correctly while also having a great time in the outdoors. This interactive book emphasizes the importance of planning ahead, reading maps, staying safe and responsible in nature, and taking care of the environment.
The book is beautifully illustrated with full-color, detailed images. It starts off with a family packing up their car, which is then surrounded by an array of helpful tips, question prompts, and nature information about the area they’ll be visiting. The parents and children work together to map out their camping route, set up their tent, learn how to build a fire, food storage tips, and a host of other activities.
Each page of the book is filled with a combination of text, colorful illustrations, photographs, and interactive elements. There are also activities and games such as a “name the plants” game, a scavenger hunt, and a section on finding constellations. The authors have thoughtfully incorporated educational components within the story, from the illustrations of animals to the facts about nature to the interesting tidbits about the area. There’s also a list of common outdoor sayings and a guide for recognizing different types of birds.
Beyond the theoretical knowledge and activities about camping, the book contains practical information about camp supplies and parts of a tent, and covers safety topics such as fire safety, wild animal encounters, and the dangers of water.
The book concludes with a camping checklist, which makes it easy to ensure you are fully prepared for your excursion. One great thing about this book is that it is easy to relate to, making it versatile for campers of all ages.
As a father of three young children, I love the fact that this book has helped teach my kids the basics of camping. They’ve become much more confident outdoors and have learned the importance of having the right supplies. We’ve also managed to make a camping experience out of the book, where the kids get to experience the the concepts in the book firsthand.
The book “When We Go Camping” is an educational, entertaining and comprehensive guide to camping that is also filled with facts and stories that will capture a child’s imagination. It’s a great way to introduce your family to the joys of camping and for children to learn the fundamentals about being outdoors. From the illustrations to the activities, there’s something in the book for everyone.
I’ve also taken my camping experience one step further and I’ve been using the book to teach my kids how to be responsible campers, such as how to be mindful of the environment, picking up litter, and respecting the wildlife. The book instills a love and appreciation for nature, and I’m certain my children will have a lifetime of fond camping memories.
Whether it’s a first camping trip or you’re a seasoned camper, “When We Go Camping” is a great resource. I highly recommend it as an informative and educational guide to help kids understand the safety and practicalities of camping while also having a lot of fun along the way. So get out of the house, and go camping!