With Easter on the way, Spring is truly here - and we have a great selection of books to help you get back to nature
1. First Nature Book
Usborne Books excels in creating informative and entertaining titles for children. If you are looking to spur your little one's curiosity and creativity, then the Usborne website (usborne.com) would be a fantastic place to start.
First Nature Book features the popular Apple Tree Farm characters as they begin to uncover the secrets of the great outdoors.
There's plenty of information about birds, flowers and animals, as well as activity ideas such as pond dipping and bark rubbing.
- Age: 4+
- Price: £9.99
- Available from: Usborne
Using indoor and outdoor activities, Spring is a sensory exploration of the glory of spring.
This is one of the titles in Child's Play four seasons series which aims to explain to young children what happens to the world over the course of a year, pointing out things they need to look out for.
The board books feature fantastic illustrations by Allie Busby, and are very child-centred with the emphasis on learning and exploring through play.
- Age: 3+
- Price: £4.99
- Publisher: Child's Play
3. My Spring Friends
If you are looking for something that will keep your children entertained over the Easter break, then this vibrant activity and sticker book from Bloomsbury may be just the thing.
My Spring Friends is packed with cuddly bunnies, cute chicks and sweet spring scenes that children can recreate time and again. And with more than 300 stickers, it is sure to keep little hands busy for hours.
- Age: 3+
- Price: £4.99
- Available from: Bloomsbury
4. Baby Loves Spring
For toddlers, Karen Katz’ Baby Loves Spring is just the thing. Again it forms part of a series (Baby Loves…) which introduces the very young to a range of ideas including the seasons.
The chunky board tabs and flaps are designed with the under-twos in mind, with each flap revealing a key element of springtime.
This book is perfect for sharing with your child, offering plenty to spot and chat about. A great rainy day or after lunch read!
- Age: 9 months+
- Price: £5.99
- Available from: Amazon
5. The Outdoor Artroom: Spring
The Outdoor Artroom: Spring is all you need to encourage your children to get off the sofa and get outside.
And don’t worry if you are not too arty yourself, this book offers a step-by-step photographic guide, so you can’t really go wrong and older children can take on a lot of the projects unaided.
Things to make include a windmill bird scarer, seed pods and a blossom picture and everything is designed to be as kind to nature as possible.
- Age: 5+
- Price: £12.99
- Available from: Hachette