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Baby in Nature

Let babies be in nature where every living creature belongs to.

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Baby got bored! She cried.

Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave her the balls.

Baby threw them away.


Baby got bored! She cried.

Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave her the dolls.

Baby threw them away.


Baby got bored! She cried.

Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave the baby legos.

Baby throw them away.


Baby showed the grandma the great green forest park.

Don’ cry baby, said grandma. I will take you there. And she did.


Baby play in the mud. She got dirty but she felt happy.

Baby play in the water. She got wet but she felt happy.

Baby turned around the tree. Baby hug the tree freely.


Baby smelt the flowers that bloom in the park.

Baby picked the veggies that lay in the dark yard.


Baby jumped like a bonny

Baby swung like a monkey

Baby ran away,

Baby turned around,

Baby climbed up,


It was the most happiest day of her life

Baby in nature was soooo happy.

Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

I want to write series of "Baby in Nature Books" in case this manuscript awarded. In every "Nature book" I want to deal with a topic giving ideas to caregivers about how babies and toddlers can spent their time with fun in nature. So, I want to motivate caregivers to take the little ones outside the huge buildings.

Share your suggested book title

Baby in Nature

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Baby got bored! She cried. Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave her the balls. Baby threw them away. Baby got bored! She cried. Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave her the dolls. Baby threw them away. Baby got bored! She cried. Don’t cry baby, said grandma. Grandma gave the baby legos. Baby throw them away. Baby showed the grandma the great green forest park. Don’ cry baby, said grandma. I will take you there. And she did. Baby play in the mud. She got dirty but she felt happy. Baby play in the water. She got wet but she felt happy. Baby turned around the tree. Baby hug the tree freely. Baby smelt the flowers that bloom in the park. Baby picked the veggies that lay in the dark yard. Baby jumped like a bonny Baby swung like a monkey Baby ran away, Baby turned around, Baby climbed up, It was the most happiest day of her life Baby in nature was soooo happy.

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

Yes. It includes repetitions. It shows rather than tells. Both children and caregivers learn about spending quality time together.

Please describe any familiarity you may have with Philadelphia and its residents? (optional question)

Yes, I have visited Philadelphia four times.

How have you crafted this manuscript to resonate with and/or reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts? (optional question)

Raising the child behind the walls in huge buildings away from nature is burdensome both children and caregivers. This 21. century problem is very common all over the world especially for those living in urban areas. To overcome this problem, caregivers should be motivated to spent more time in nature by their children. The manuscript points out the very crucial issues of the 21. century urban life.

Location: Country

Turkey

Location: City

Ankara

Website URL (optional question)

I am European Union Expert in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkey in my professional life. In addition to this, I am brand me children's book writer:) Four of my books published recently in Turkey. These four books are pre-scholars. But also I write on instagram for adults. I have around 15k followers on instagram. My account is duyguyardimci_

Tell us more about you / your team

As a mom, I know that all the caregivers around the world have similar difficulties in raising children. The most burdensome point of being a caregiver is to raise the child behind the walls in huge buildings away from nature. Children who could not spent time in nature making the life harder for caregivers, too. According to https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/ being in nature: -builds confidence, - promotes creativity -teaches responsibility - gets kids moving - makes them think - reduces stress and fatigue We should let children be in nature. I want to motivate caregivers in this direction. In my professional life, I work as an European Union Expert managing EU funded projects in Turkey. I managed lots of projects on various thematic areas (children, women etc.). Long years of experience in the project management field made me a project-oriented woman. I don't see this manuscript a sole text, but as the beginning of a series of book on nature

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

The illustrations of this book must motivate caregivers to take the little ones outside the buildings and gave them opportunity to meet with nature.

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

1 Cat and 10 Mice (for pre-scholars) Black Cat and White Mouse (for pre-scholars) Big Cat and Little Mouse (for pre-scholars) Snowmen without a Nose! ( These books were published in Turkish in Turkey. I want these books - series of Cat and Mouse- AND Snowmen to be published in other languages also. If you have any support for published books, I will appreciate your support)

Do you have an agent?

  • Previously yes, currently no

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • One of my friend who get Openideo support before informed me about you and the challenge

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists

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Lovely story

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