Red Soil Spring is an international monthly nature magazine for children of ages 7-12.
Red Soil Spring cherishes the beauty and wilderness of the Earth. Visually charming, creatively poetic and benevolently warm, it is a spring of wild haven for young readers beginning to explore the natural world.
Red Soil Spring nurtures children through fascinating and empathetic knowledge about the earth they live in. It makes them aware of the interdependence and connection they have with diverse living beings that inhabit our big beautiful planet.
Red Soil Spring celebrates nature’s rhythms and seasons, explores the earth’s various habitats and presents an abundance of nature engagement opportunities for young children.
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A Letter from the Editor
Welcome to Red Soil Spring!
We are delighted that you are here!
Red Soil Spring is an exceptional endeavour where we hope to communicate to children that ‘We are all connected in the web of life’ and that ‘Our interconnectedness makes us sustain our lives’. The health, well-being and happiness of our families and everyone around us depend on how we understand nature, natural resources and how we share them in our communities. The knowledge we bring through Red Soil Spring would lay a deep foundation in how children perceive nature and how they respect their environment and the Earth.
The selection of content for the magazine is made diligently, keeping in mind the various ecosystems, landscapes and cultures around the world. The language is crafted to children's emerging readability. The design and layout are not glaring, glittering or overloaded. The art and illustration are presented in a poetic way and inspires the imagination of children.
With Red Soil Spring, children will travel through the magnificent world of nature, developing a strong sense of connection with the Earth.
We assure you that you and the wild and curious children in your life will cherish the journey of being a reader of Red Soil Spring!
With Kindness and warmth,
We work with a small team of writers and illustrators and produce all our content with the utmost quality and novelty.
Amrutha Preetham – Co-founder, Editor-in-chief
Amrutha Preetham is a nature writer who writes inspiring nature stories, narratives and poetry for children. She has been the cornerstone in crafting the unique content of the Red Soil Spring magazine.
Amrutha is a social entrepreneur whose various impactful ventures aim to connect children and nature. She co-founded 'Red Soil Nature Play', India's first nature play environment for children and 'Red Soil Nature Library', an exclusive children's library of nature inspired books.
She is also a mother of two wild children. Her life's most inspiring work has been to strive towards creating a flourishing and respectful environment for her children that values 'nature play', 'authentic relationships' and 'togetherness'.
Senthil Nathan – Co-founder, Creative Director
Senthil Nathan is an outstanding creative director whose design and layout of the magazine makes each issue a work of art!
He is an unschooling dad, husband and the principal architect of Poetics, an architecture design studio. His design works focus on land, people and their environment and aim to create harmony among them.
He is actively engaged in research studies on Children, City and Permaculture. He co-founded 'Red Soil Nature Play', a nature play environment for children, in Bengaluru. Senthil is also an artist and exhibited various art installation works in galleries and public spaces.
Sarah Wynne - Sub-editor
Sarah is a brilliant editor who has an excellent understanding of the unique environmental content of the magazine and knows how to present this to its young readers in an engaging way. She also edits children's fiction. She teaches and lives in Chester, UK.
Millie Godwin - Proofreader and Editor
Millie Godwin is a remarkable editor who meticulously works through the content with a great attention to detail on the language, flow and readability, focused on young readers. She is an editor of children's books and short stories, based in London, UK.
Jennifer Skilton - Ecology Consultant
Jennifer Skilton is an Ecologist with a PhD in Ecology with expertise in aquatic and restoration ecology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She enjoys crafting and editing documents to communicate scientific content most effectively. Jennifer is passionate about ecology and the implementation of effective management strategies to sustain and protect natural assets. She lives in Nelson, New Zealand.
Prof. Manickavachagam - Artist
Prof. Manickavachagam is a visual artist who taught at the 'Department of Architecture' at NIT Trichy, India for about 40 years. He is an exceptional portrait artist and is a master of oil and water colour painting. He resides in Trichy, India.
Ayyappan- Distribution Executive
Ayayappa is our energetic and competent distribution executive who actively works towards reaching more stores and bookshops. He coordinates with our stockists and organizes our shipments.