Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Sliding in the Snow (Winter Activities for Kids) by Melissa Dymock

Sliding in the Snow by Melissa Dymock
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by Gibbs Smith 
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Grab your gloves and snow boots, it’s time for an adventure in a frozen wonderland—right in your own backyard! Here are fun twists on classic winter pastimes, like sledding and making snowmen. Learn how to design your own backyard winter Olympics.

Things to make and do include:
• Saving a Snowflake Forever
• Wacky Snow Creations
• Making Your Own Snowshoes
• Making a Snowball Launcher
• Sidewalk Curling
• Skijoring
• And more!
My Review:
I am not a winter loving person. I detest being cold, but my kids love being outside, having fun in the snow. I jumped on the chance to review this one, because I was excited to find some great ideas on things to do in the snow that just might get me out there with the kids this coming winter.
I love the way this book is geared towards kids. Right up front, it's explained clearly how important it is to dress right for the weather and why. I also love the explanation given about what snow is. Once this is all clear, the fun begins.

There are multiple games and activities, and even some recipes, given to thoroughly enjoy the winter outdoors. Each activity or game has a list of materials needed (if materials are needed) and step-by-step instructions to fully enjoy the event. This is a great way for a newbie (or children) to figure out how to do it. There are also some fun little activities and tidbits in the book, such as the coldest city in the world and a word search.

I'm excited to try the ice ribbons and the homemade snowshoes. My daughter was just asking the other day if we could make snowshoes and I was happy to see some directions included in this book on how to do it. This winter is definitely going to be the most fun we've had yet!
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About the Author:
Melissa is an editor by day, writer by night, and ski instructor/triathlete by weekend. All of that makes her sound way more awesome than she is, but that's the point. Most of her stories include some outdoor element since that's where her best ideas come from. Follow her adventures at weekendwomanwarrior.com.  

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