PUMPKIN WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Pumpkin Week’.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCpumpkinweek

Happy exploring!

AUTUMN TREE STUDY | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Autumn Tree Study Week’.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCautumntreeweek 

Happy exploring!

AUTUMN POND STUDY | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Autumn Pond Study Week’.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCautumnpondweek 

Happy exploring!

AUTUMN LEAVES WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Autumn LEaves

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Autumn Leaves Week’.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCautumnleavesweek 

Happy exploring!

OCTOBER NATURE NOTE

Book : : The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

I hope that this Octber Nature Note finds you & your loved ones well.

So many of you are new to Exploring Nature with Children, and are joining us for the first time. I’m thrilled that you’re joining us! If you subscribe to the blog posts on the website, You’ll receive the monthly Nature Note, which will give you an overview of the month ahead, and also the weekly Exploring Nature with Children theme posts, which I hope will be helpful to you in your studies.

For those of you who are using Exploring Nature With Children, the weeks for October fall as follows:

4th ~ 10th Week 1: Autumn Leaves Week  #enwcautumnleavesweek 

11th ~17th Week 2: Autumn Pond Study Week #ENWCautumnpondweek 

18th ~ 24th Week 3 Autumn Tree Study Week  #ENWCautumntreeweek 

25th ~ 31st Week 4: Pumpkin Week   #ENWCpumpkinweek 

If you’re over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! The Instagram page is very much about community; think of it as your virtual home school co op! Our community uses the #exploringnaturewithchildren hashtag, & also specific weekly hashtags { see above } to enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum.

There’s a free ENWC calendar for the year to download here.

As always, please work the weeks to suit your own circumstances best; these are just my own suggestions! 

Seasonal notes:

Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.

~ The Months by Sara Coleridge

Special days this October:

Ripening Hawthorn

Happy exploring!

MINI-BEAST WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

It’s ‘Mini-beast Week’ in Exploring Nature With Children!

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCminibeastweek 

Happy exploring!

AUTUMN EQUINOX WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

This week in Exploring Nature With Children is Autumn Equinox Week, with the equinox itself falling on the 22nd.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op.

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCautumnequinox

Happy exploring!

HARVEST MOON WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is Harvest Moon Week { With the Harvest Moon falling on the 20th of September }

This year is quite an unusual year! The Harvest Moon is the name of the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. This year those two events both fall into the same week.
I have planned Harvest Moon Week from 13th – 19th Sept. When the Harvest Moon occurs on the 20th, you will have learned all about it & be ready to observe it’s beauty. Autumn Equinox Week will be from the 20th-25th Sept, with the equinox itself falling on the 22nd.
You are of course welcome to plan the weeks any way that you please, including combining the weeks.

Here are some helpful links to help with your studies:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re following along with the community over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! Think of it as your virtual home school co op! 

To enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum, this week’s hashtag will be: #ENWCharvestmoonweek 

Happy exploring!

SEED WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

It’s a brand new year of Exploring Nature With Children!

I am thrilled to welcome back families back to another year of ENWC, and my warmest wishes to our new families! Thank you for joining us.

We begin with Seed Week, which really is a smashing week with which to get started studying nature. Here are some links to help with your nature study:

Exploring Nature With Children is an open and go curriculum. To make it even easier, I have created a free calendar for you to download.

If you’re over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! The Instagram page is very much about community; think of it as your virtual home school co op! Our community uses the #exploringnaturewithchildren hashtag, & also specific weekly hashtags to enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum. This week’s hashtag will be:  #ENWCseedweek

Happy exploring!

SEPTEMBER NATURE NOTE

Book : : The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

I hope that this September Nature Note finds you & your loved ones well.

So many of you are new to Exploring Nature with Children, and are joining us for the first time. I’m thrilled that you’re joining us! If you subscribe to the blog posts on the website, You’ll receive the monthly Nature Note, which will give you an overview of the month ahead, and also the weekly Exploring Nature with Children theme posts, which I hope will be helpful to you in your studies.

Many of you have written to let me know that you’re joining us again this year (for some families, it will be their sixth year!) ENWC is written to be used year upon year for layered learning, so I am glad that you will be building your knowledge and experience of the natural world again this year. I am truly honoured that ENWC has been a part of your home education. 

A quote to carry with you this September:

As you begin to explore nature with your child this year, I would encourage you to keep this quote close to your heart. Children often jump right into nature walks and nature study wholeheartedly. They’re able to move their bodies, explore, ask questions, and make discoveries. Some children are more hesitant, and the parent feels despondent, and sometimes, even as if they have failed their child. May I offer this quote from Miss Mason as a gentle reminder that your child may need time to develop the joy of the natural world, and studying nature. Consider what you would do if your child was resistant to their maths lessons, or learning their times tables. You would encourage, be kind, but nonetheless press firmly on…

For those of you who are using Exploring Nature With Children, this year is quite an unusual year! The Harvest Moon is the name of the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. This year those two events both fall into the same week.
I have planned Harvest Moon Week from 13th – 19th Sept. When the Harvest Moon occurs on the 20th, you will have learned all about it & be ready to observe it’s beauty. Autumn Equinox Week will be from the 20th-25th Sept, with the equinox itself falling on the 22nd.
You are of course welcome to plan the weeks any way that you please, including combining the weeks.

I have scheduled the weeks for September as follows:

6th ~ 12th Week 1: Seed Week  #ENWCseedweek

13th ~ 19th Week 3: Harvest Moon Week   { The full moon falls on the 20th } #ENWCharvestmoonweek

20th ~ 26th Week 4 The Autumnal Equinox Week  { The equinox itself falls on the 22nd } #ENWCautumnequinox 

27th ~ 3rd Week 2: Minibeast Hunt Week  #ENWCminibeastweek

If you’re over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! The Instagram page is very much about community; think of it as your virtual home school co op! Our community uses the #exploringnaturewithchildren hashtag, & also specific weekly hashtags { see above } to enable you to connect with other families working through the ENWC curriculum.

There’s a free ENWC calendar for the year to download here.

As always, please work the weeks to suit your own circumstances best; these are just my own suggestions! 

Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.

~ The Months by Sara Coleridge

Special days this September:

  • 6th: Labour Day (CAN) Labor Day (USA)
  • 20th The full Harvest Moon 
  • 19th / 26th Harvest Festival: the traditional dates that churches hold their services. See below for the RLS resource to help your own family celebrate this special season of the natural & Christian year.
  • 22nd The Autumnal Equinox
  • 29th  Michaelmas

As the season of bounty is upon us, you may enjoy using Celebrating the Seasons with Children : : The Harvest Festival

A handbook written to guide you, step by step, in creating a meaningful and authentic celebration of the Harvest Festival for your own family. Find out more by clicking on the above link.

Happy exploring!