Dreams do come true.
I am ecstatic to report that my book, Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer, was just honored with a GOLD award by the Nonfiction Book Awards, via the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA).
Here is the Official NFAA Review:
It’s safe to say that finding fun, affordable, and engaging activities for children is not only a major concern for parents, it’s also a major challenge – even more so now as young ones increasingly deal with “grown-up” issues that put a strain on their emotional and physical wellbeing, and that make a healthy sense of self tougher to achieve with each passing day.
“Our children are struggling” writes author Sandi Schwartz in the Introduction of her book. And with that statement made, she then sets out to empower parents and other caregivers with tools to help them lessen the effects of the world on their children and bring them back to center with activities that embrace the beauty of the world around them as found in Nature.
Finding Ecohappiness is therapeutic. It goes beyond the typical parenting book, providing the science behind the activities it recommends for families. Activity checklists offer up suggestions to parents who might be “stuck” coming up with ideas for engaging play. Highlighted in call-out boxes are sample questions meant to help make teachable moments easier to identify and implement. Links to helpful resources are included throughout, as are beautiful full-color images that align with the author’s message of how tapping into nature and its healing benefits can bring calm to even our little ones in ways that affect their wellbeing from the inside out. The awe of childhood as it should be experienced is found on each page from beginning to end.
Schwartz’s book is an exciting and meaningful guide sure to help its audience navigate this important, life-affecting part of the parenthood journey. Highly recommended!
~ Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Program
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