This title features fun-to-do projects for kids that are shown step by step. It features 16 stimulating projects to help youngsters learn about the world around them. The ideas include leafy gift wrap, a wild flower window box, a bean-in-a-box maze, and a wiggly wormery. Clear stage-by-stage photographs show children completing each project, so that young readers learn alongside them. It uses simple materials and basic equipment that are easy to find around the home. An informative introduction provides simple instructions on safety and caring for the environment. It is suitable for ages 3-7 years - for older readers to use with the minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. Combining learning and play, this book is designed to introduce young children to nature study with fascinating practical examples. The projects include bark and leaf rubbings, a miniature pond, a book of pressed flowers, and Alf and Freda the alfalfa sprouts. Each project is accompanied by an illustrated list of materials and there are additional tips on safety and being a good naturalist.Once children have discovered some of the smaller wonders of the natural world, they can learn to appreciate and care for it throughout their lives.