I love my world - paper free & Epub - 9000+ copies sold! by Chris Holland

I love my world - paper free & Epub - 9000+ copies sold!

Full of stories, games, activities and skills to help us all feel at home on earth and care for life on this planet.

Many of us have lost the deep nature connection our ancestors had to...

  • our sense of direction, 
  • light and tend a fire, 
  • find water, edible and medicinal plants, 
  • move silently, 
  • make things with our hands, 
  • our animated, playful and storytelling self, 
  • sing the songs of our land.
We need to remember and keep alive some of those things that make us a human tribe, part of Nature. 
That's why I wrote this book.

Michael Morpurgo's 's full quote:

“Here’s a book which puts children in touch with the natural world. It will open their eyes and their ears, their hearts and their minds, to the countryside. Full of fun and imaginative, practical ideas this book is a must for everyone concerned with children, the environment and the part we must all play in protecting it.”

Get signed copies of the paperback here!

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Great ideas for camping, playing in the garden, park and doing stuff outdoors with family and friends

Learn creation myths and activities to do with them, how to light fires, make survival dens from sticks and leaves, awaken your senses, read tracks, identify plants, use a knife and bushcraft tools safely, navigate without aids, sneak like a ninja, make natural land art, develop your curiosity and instincts, cook foraged food and chocolate bananas on an open fire... and more, including how to lead successful outdoor learning sessions based on natural cycles and patterns! 

I wrote this book to help people want to care for the Earth by helping them feel at home and part of the land, part of the dance of life.

I wrote it for forest school leaders, teachers, scout leaders, parents and grandparents, outdoor educators, youth leaders and teens..

And it's a personal learning journey into the spirit of all things.

When you buy this course, you get the content for life!

7 day money back Guarantee! Get your money back if you don't like it. 
Look at Chapter 1 here...

"This book changed my world and way of thinking.

As a Forest school Practioner it was recommended read and I loved it. It made me laugh it made me cry but above all it made me say yes yes yes! This is how it should be. Thank you Chris Holland for writing and sharing with the world 🌎🙏🏻🌳💚"  Tina

A review:

"From the outset Chris' book was not only easy, relaxed reading (almost like chatting to him in person), but packed with deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful activities which, as Chris says, `You can follow as a course in its own right or simply pick out an activity to suit the moment'. 

Even if you have no experience or confidence, Chris guides you through the ideas behind each activity, the preparation and the activity itself - many of which need little or no resources."

"Practical, insightful, effervescent"

Jay Griffiths author of Wild, Kith and Pip-pip
Preview the first activity here: "Blobsters"

What have people said about it?

"His book is an absolute must for the Forest School Practitioner, the Outdoor Classroom Teacher or parent who feels the need to turn off the T.V. or computer and simply spend some quality time outside (and you really don't need large spaces - a park bench or a shrub in your front garden can become a home for a blobster! And a piece of string becomes a story path)."

"A huge thank you for passing on your wealth of knowledge and brilliantly simple ideas. Brilliant book."
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What's included?

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Contents

Welcome!
Welcome from Chris!
A kind (of) foreword by Dr Martin Maudsley.
Thanksgiving
Introduction
Massive upgrade for July 2020 the new colour Epub
92.5 MB
Chapter One - What are we and where do we come from?
Chapter 1
Activity - Blobsters
Chapter 2 - Survival Basics
S1 Shelter Building
Activity - Blobster Dens and shelter building tips
S2 Fire and fire making
Activity - Making sparks with 'fire-steels' to light tinder
Activity - Flaming Fire Pits
Activity - Five Minute Fire Challenge
S3 Water
Activity - Go on an Elephant Walk
Activity - Filtering Water
Activity - Making Herbal Tea
SB4 Food and foraging
Activity - Fairy Plates
Spokes of a wheel foragers map
Activity - Cook a stir fry of spring greens
Chapter 3 - Sharpening up and using tools
Sharpening up!
Activity - The circle of trust
Activity - Getting familiar with the tool, a fixed blade knife
Activity - Whittling! Learning safe techniques and Using the tool to make 'splitz-kids''
Activity - Making Tongs
A word about Pruning and Coppicing
Activity - Making a bowl with an axe and fire!
Activity - Making a Magic Wand
Chapter 3 3/4
Activity - Seven Directions Poems
Chapter 4 - Senses, beyond the big five
Beyond the big five
Tracking, Signs and asking questions
Activity - Follow that log!
Activity for sight - soaring eagles
Activity for sense of smell -
Activity for touch - Blindfold trail following
Activity for hearing 1- Dear Ears
Activity for hearing 2 - Guard a tree
Activity for taste - Herb walk and blindfold snack time
Activity for intuition - The Moccasin Game
Activity for balance - Balance beam
Activity for sense of direction - The blindfold drum stalk
Chapter 5 - Where am I?
Aidless Navigation and Ways of Lost-Proofing Ourselves
Activity - Which way do you walk?
Activity - making an aerial or birds eye map.
Activity - Songlines or RapMaps
Activity - Find my magic map spot
Chapter 6 - Sneaking
The Sneakret Service and invisibility
Activity - The Sneak in Circle
Activity - The Sneaky Assault Course
Activity - Pheasant and Fox (practicing being still)
Activity - Capture the flag
Chapter 7 - Caretaking
The teaching of the Copse -
Chapter 8 - Bring on the Bards!
Activity - Blobster Tales Pt1 Storylines
Activity - Blobster Tales Pt 2 - How did you get here?
Activity - Name drumming layer cake
Chapter 9 - Wild First Aid
Activity - First Aid Role Play
A Natural First Aid kit
Chapter 10 - Connection, Cordage and Knots
The Story of the Dreamcatcher
Activity - Webbing
Knots, hitches and good ole lashing!
The Figure of Eight
The Reef Knot.
The Fisherman's Knot
Clove Hitch
Square Lashing
The Timber Hitch and Killick Hitch
Quick Release Bowline
Chapter 11 - Community, Citizenship, Feasting and Celebration
Activity - The Human Woodlouse
Activity - Make a group Debris Hut and Totem Pole
Activity - Giveaway Blanket
A Shared Feast - from Pizza to a pot luck meal
Celebration - A leafy firework display
A reflection section!
Activity - Dice time!
Final bits n bobs
Suggested reading, resources and websites
About Chris Holland and Wholeland
Stepping into a closer relationship with nature.
Harmony, Connection, and fun music making activities
Nature-Centric Leadership for Businesses and organisations
Natural Flow learning, storytelling and leadership training for schools
PDF download of the whole book!
ILMW ebook 2019.pdf
10.4 MB

Online resources for learning outdoors

HI, Chris Holland here... thanks for dropping by my shop!

I am a passionate and playful outdoor educator, storyteller, publisher and musician with a mission to help us all step into a closer relationship with nature.

Inspiring confidence & connection for a regenerative future.

Here you will find excellent products & courses that help spread connection, wonder, love & hope for our natural world.

 "Practical, insightful, effervescent" Jay Griffiths, Author of Wild & Kith