If you want to build yourself a real bow, here is where the adventure begins! Learn how to build 2 different bows, arrows, bowstrings, and a quiver with step-by-step instructions. For beginners, we recommend the Bent Stick model with simple arrows. As your skills develop, turn to the more advanced Stone Age bow, Holmegaard, and matching arrows. Building bows, arrows, and other accessories is an easy, popular project in school, youth groups, or at home with adults. Archery is a recreational sport for big and small, young and old. Practicing with the simple devices featured inside hones concentration. Materials can be found in nature or purchased cheaply at your local hardware store. This well-illustrated book also takes you on a brief excursion through the history of this ancient implement. Building your own set is just the beginning of your adventure.
Children’s play throughout history has been free, spontaneous, and intertwined with work, set in the playgrounds of the fields, streams, and barnyards. Children in cities enjoyed similar forms of play but their playgrounds were the vacant lands and parks. Today, children have become increasingly inactive, abandoning traditional outdoor play for sedentary, indoor cyber play and poor diets. The consequences of play deprivation, the elimination and diminution of recess, and the abandonment of outdoor play are fundamental issues in a growing crisis that threatens the health, development, and welfare of children. This valuable book traces the history of children’s play and play environments from their roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present time in the high stakes testing environment. Through this exploration, scholar Dr. Joe Frost shows how this history informs where we are today and why we need to re-establish play as a priority. Ultimately, the author proposes active solutions to play deprivation. This book is a must-read for scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of early childhood education and child development.
The Wind River runs from the alpine lakes of the Continental Divide through the nestled valleys of the northern Rocky Mountains and out onto high, windblown plains. More than a century ago, in what would become Wyoming, the federal government set aside 44 million acres on which to confine the unrelated Shoshone and Arapaho tribes. By now the Wind River Reservation has been reduced to 2.3 million acres, but the battle over control of this land--and especially the river that runs through it--is far from over. In this magnificent watershed, Geoffrey O'Gara--"a touching, wise, and penetrating writer," according to Edward Hoagland--sets a remarkable story that illuminates the larger, unfinished struggle for the heart of the West. He ranges from the Indian wars to the present day, and from the nineteenth-century Shoshone chief Washakie to his great-grandson, now head of the tribal council; and he also traces the complex legal struggle over water rights--for generations monopolized by white farmers for irrigation--that after two decades is still unresolved. At the heart of O'Gara's account are the citizens of Wind River itself, the people on the various sides of the many complex conflicts: the tragedy and resilience of the nine thousand Shoshone and Arapaho contending with the depredations of reservation life and the indifference of those who first took their land and have gradually assumed control of their water. In all, this is a powerful, moving story of great relevance and guarded promise, of nations with different languages, cultures, and birthrights, still searching for a way to live together.
Margaret was born in London in 1938 but spent the majority of her earky years in southern Ireland. She returned to London to work and married aged 19 years. Margaret ran a successful business with her husband whilst raising her three children but always dreamed of writing a book. She attended night classes to learn computer skills and completed her story over a number of years. Unfortunately, Margaret passed away in 2005 before seeing her story in print, followed soon after by her loving husband. This book tells Margaret's story as she remembers it.
This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deified terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the worlds smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death.
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book takes the creativity and inventiveness of the maker movement and applies that energy in a new way to help children learn across all subject areas as well as broaden their world view. • Addresses the avid interests of youth in technology • Provides librarians with a practical resource for incorporating tech literacy into storytime and other youth programs • Gives librarians a programming tool to use with makerspaces that can be used to integrate them with all areas of learning
Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.
This groundbreaking text by two noted educators and practitioners, with contributions by specialists in their fields, presents a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to pediatric therapy. Their work reflects the focus of practice today—facilitating the participation of children and their families in everyday activities in the content of the physical and cultural environments in which they live, go to school, and play. The authors describe the occupational roles of children in an ecocultural context and examine the influence of that context on the participation of a child with physical, emotional, or cognitive limitations.
For home, school, and play-simple, insightful strategies to help each child develop essential life skills. Everyone has a natural thinking style-a set of preferences that helps with relating to the rest of the world. Using the latest research into how we think and learn, Lanna Nakone has divided children into four groups: penguins (maintainers), dogs (harmonizers), horses (innovators), and lions (prioritizers). For each type, an organized world is a safe haven. In this fresh, practical, and insightful guide, Lanna Nakone gives parents a new way to understand and encourage children's thinking styles, sensory preferences, gender, and personality tendencies to help them tailor their child's environment to make it a safe, more learning-friendly place. Stories, illustrations, and concrete step-by-step instructions show readers how to give children the support they need to reach their full potential.