Nature studies and nature journaling has been a part of our homeschool curriculum since the very beginning. When we first began our homeschool journey, it was the Charlotte Mason lifestyle that so appealed to me particularly because of the emphasis Miss Mason placed on allowing the child’s interest in the natural world to take lead. When the opportunity to review Exploring Nature with Children: A
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October is here and autumn is beginning to pick up momentum. Everywhere we look deciduous trees are giving us the most fabulous display. It is the perfect time to take a deeper look at deciduous trees in your nature study time. For this month I have chosen to work with my girls using a Shining Dawn Books product – “NaturExplorers: Delightful Deciduous Trees” unit study. Product:
“She who opens her eyes and her heart nature-ward even once a week finds nature study in the schoolroom a delight and an abiding joy……She finds, first of all, companionship with her children; and second, she finds that without planning or going on a far voyage, she has found health and strength.” Handbook of Nature Study, page 3 Nature study and science are two interrelated
What’s the difference between a dust devil and a tornado? Why don’t vacuum cleaners work on the moon? What do raindrops look like? With Steve LaNore you can learn these and other science tidbits while laughing through Weather Wits and Science Snickers. This 57 page softcover book is full of Corny Jokes and Cool Facts about “Things in the Sky,” “Things on the Ground,” “Dust
Okay, I’ll just admit it right here and now. Nature study is not our strong point. We don’t go on nature walks, nor do we keep nature journals. But we have one saving grace in this department: we’ve been backyard birders for years. In fact, my eldest could identify four bird species before she was three years old. Birdwatching is simply part of our lives.
There’s something special about owls. Their golden-eyed gaze, silent flight, nocturnal ways, and mysterious calls capture our imaginations and fascinate our minds. In fact, owls are my family’s favorite bird. If it were legal to own one, we would! So my daughters were thrilled with the Owls Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This ready-to-assemble, reproducible lapbooking kit comes with everything you
Crowe’s Nest Media is offering Curriculum Choice readers a giveaway of a Monarch DVD plus the first 25 readers to use the special coupon codes below will be able to get a special discount on two Your Backyard products. Don’t miss them! Earlier this year I reviewed Your Backyard Monarch DVD from Crowe’s Nest Media. I gave this DVD a glowing review and highly