The Handbook of Forgotten Skills is a wonderful book for children age 7 and over (or adults!) to turn the clock back to a simpler time. Put down your phone and learn to make cold lemonade in summer, while enjoying evenings by a campfire in a snug cosy blanket. The fully illustrated chapters feature the history and story behind over 30 skills to discover and learn. In this book, learn how to:
- Grow your own tomatoes (see pet-safe gardening tips)
- Sew on a button
- Use a compass to navigate
- Mend your own socks
Designed to encourage creativity, waste less and save money, this book is the perfect blend of sustainability and craftmanship. Packed with alternatives to staring at a screen.
about the author
Natalie Crowley (aka ‘Nature Natalie’) is an outdoor educator who teaches children about the natural world. She is passionate about getting children who spend time indoors, into the outside world to discover amazing natural wonders right outside. Inspired by European forest programs, she regularly takes children outside San Francisco city limits for several hours each week, to enjoy and experience nature.