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The Explorer's Guide to Going Wild by Preet Chandi - Teaching Notes & Resources

Do you know a child who loves to explore but isn’t sure how to plan their own adventures? Are they often preoccupied by an iPad when they could be outdoors? Then this is the perfect book for them!

In this book, kids will learn how they can become a master explorer. Whether they want to learn how to camp in the wild, navigate their way through a new landscape, master bushcraft skills or plan a polar expedition, this book will show them how to do it.

Each chapter has a mini challenge for young explorers to try at home, from learning how to read the stars to building a den. All these skills will help children to push their boundaries, build a resilient explorer mindset and get outdoors. And with fun black and white illustrations, having an adventure couldn’t be easier!

Written by world record-breaking adventurer ‘Polar’ Preet, who has been on adventures all around the world: from navigating 40 days on the Antarctic ice and a 700-mile journey to the South Pole to racing through the deserts of South Sudan.

Preet shares tales of her own expeditions, big and small, as well as practical things kids can do, to inspire her readers to try new things and have their own adventures (even on their doorsteps!).

Children will want to grab a copy, step outside and start creating their own adventure stories.


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