Slow Down

Slow Down

All around us, nature is turning, growing…and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them… Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside and explore... and see what you find when you take the time to slow down.

Year 1: Plants Around Us
Plant a seed and watch it grow, go on a nature hunt and identify the different trees and flowers growing. Find out which trees are deciduous and which are evergreen.

Year 1: Seasons
Explore outside through nature hunts, playing outside and painting the weather. Discover how all these activities and more meet the standards set in the national curriculum and learn more about the world all around us.

Year 2: Art In Nature
Paint using leaves, sticks and other items from nature, explore the colours of the outdoors. Get creative taking pictures, playing music and making your own land art.

Year 2: How Plants Grow
Discover the lifecycle of plants. Do they need water and sunlight to grow and thrive? Can celery be turned blue or red through simple experiments to reveal how water travels through them and their leaves.

Year 3: Seeds And Life Cycles
This topic looks at six different ways seeds and their lifecycles are amazing and integral to each other. Go on a seed hunt and then create a seed bomb. Watch our Seed Dispersal video to learn even more and follow it up with a fun activity. Get to know the world of seeds with this great topic.

Year 3: Investigating Plant Conditions
Throughout this topic you will learn about the life of plants, looking at how they grow through investigations and experiments. Discover how water travels through a plant, how seeds grow and what they need to survive.

  • Publisher: Magic Cat Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 24.2 x 1.6 x 29.7 cm
  • Reading age: 3 - 6 years old
  • Publication date: 24 Mar. 2020
  • ISBN: 1916180515

Rachel Williams

Rachel studied literature before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is also the creator of best-selling natural history and adventure books, including The Atlas of Adventure series and Illuminature. She lives with her husband and two children in London.


Freya Hartas

Freya is a children’s book author and illustrator who graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 with first-class honours and a BA in illustration. She lives in the vibrant city of Bristol.

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