"Stay at home
Happy Spring! Scary spring, right? These are uncertain times for sure. I want to help my community in some way - to volunteer - to do something. But how can I help from six feet away? I'm stuck at home the same as you. Then it came to me; I have gifts and tools and ways to help parents quarantined with their children.
I have knowledge, experiences, passions, motivational stories, and the gift of gab. I have a series of award-winning nature discovery books for readers 8 and up. Books that, while no longer in print, are every bit as relevant and exciting today as the day I wrote them. You might find some outdated website addresses but that's what Google is for!
So I'm sharing my series of books with you for FREE. No strings attached except that they are for your personal use only; you can't sell, edit, distribute or reproduce them, but you may print them for your personal use. I own the copyrights; and many of the photos in the books were granted to me solely for the pages of the books and no other use.
Please download a book or two and go walk around your yard, sit on your deck or patio, and if you have no yard, walk in your neighborhood. Don't count your steps, don't look at your watch, don't text on your phone. But rather bask in the glory of nature and allow me to help you and your kids discover birds, flowers, trees, rocks, insects, sky, and more. Use your phone for photos or notes or to record yourself and your kids as you make new discoveries. Post videos on YouTube. Send me your links, show me what you find, and maybe I'll share your videos with my readers.
In these unusual and uncertain times, continue to "Stay at home (this doesn't mean indoors), shelter in place (this doesn't mean you can't take a walk), wash your hands (always), and don't touch your face (ever)".
While keeping your distance from others, take this opportunity to get closer to nature. I've always said, "Take a Minute to be in it - in nature!" So go for it and enjoy yourself.
Until we meet again in the outdoors, stay safe.