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Muddy Faces

Health & wellbeing books

Books on health & wellbeing outdoors that can inspire and inform you in your time outdoors.

We'd love your recommendations and book reviews - send them to share@muddyfaces.co.uk and we'll add the best here.

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Reasons to be Outside - Jan White & Liz Edwards

From: £3.99 exVAT

Reasons To Be Outdoors makes the case that young children must be able to play outside a great deal, every single day, throughout their childhood years.

Why should young children be outdoors so much?


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Nurture through Nature - Claire Warden

£19.99 exVAT

Exploring the connection that very young children have to nature. Each chapter celebrates a natural element, such as mud. Practical ideas to develop an outdoor area for children under three and how to respond to their motivations to create a natural environment full of awe and wonder.
Available from Muddy Faces


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Exercising Muscles and Minds - Marjorie Ouvry

£15.99 exVAT

The book is full of of case studies and has lots of ideas for activities, equipment and resources that will be of very practical use when working outdoors with young children - whether they are the largest of green areas or ...


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Child of Nature - Rikke Rosengren

£29.99 exVAT

The book is relevant for parents and professionals as well as others that might have an interest in the multiple ways in which nature benefits human development.


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Balanced and Barefoot - Angela J Hanscom

£12.99 exVAT

In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids ...


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Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv

£9.99 exVAT

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder has spurred a national dialogue among educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the ...


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Well-being & Risk

This section of our book shop has a great selection of publications on the benefits to health & wellbeing of being outdoors.

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