AUTUMN LEAVES WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Autumn LEaves

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

Here are some 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:

3rd ~ 9th Week 1: Autumn Leaves Week  #enwcautumnleavesweek 

10th ~16th Week 2: Autumn Pond Study Week #ENWCautumnpondweek 

17th ~ 23rd Week 3 Autumn Tree Study Week  #ENWCautumntreeweek 

24th ~ 30th 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:

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

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is Autumn Equinox Week, with the equinox itself falling on the 23rd.

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!

SEED WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week is Seed Week in Exploring Nature With Children!

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!

HARVEST MOON WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Are you ready to begin a whole new year of nature study with Exploring Nature With Children?

We’re benign our year this year with such an exciting week: Harvest Moon Week!

{ With the Harvest Moon falling on the 10th of September }

Here are some useful 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!

SEPTEMBER NATURE NOTE

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

I hope that this September Nature Note finds you ready for a new year of nature study!

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 seventh year!)

ENWC is written to be used year upon year for layered learning, giving you the opportunity to build your knowledge and experience of the natural world again and again. 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, due to the Harvest Moon falling so early in the month, it will be the first topic that we study, from the 5th – 11th Sept.
The Harvest Moon itself falls on the 10th of September. 

We will then study Seed Week from 12th – 18th of Sept, Autumn Equinox Week from 19th- 25th of Sept, (the equinox itself falls on the 23rd) and finish September with Minibeast Week from the 26th Sept. – 2nd Oct.

5th ~ 11th Week 3: Harvest Moon Week   { The full moon falls on the 10th } #ENWCharvestmoonweek

12th ~ 18th Week 1: Seed Week  #ENWCseedweek

19th ~ 25th Week 4 The Autumnal Equinox Week  { The equinox itself falls on the 23rd } #ENWCautumnequinox 

26th ~ 2nd Week 2: Minibeast Hunt Week   #ENWCminibeastweek

As always, please feel free to schedule the weeks in any way that serves your own family best, these are just my own suggestions.

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.

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

~ The Months by Sara Coleridge

Special days this September:

  • 5th: Labour Day (CAN) Labor Day (USA)
  • 10th The full Harvest Moon 
  • 18th / 25th Harvest Festival: the traditional dates that churches hold their services. You may wish to use the RLS resource to help your own family celebrate this special season of the natural & Christian year.
  • 23rd 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!

BREAK WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week is Break Week in Exploring Nature With Children, then the following week, on Monday the 5th of September, we jump right into a new year of Exploring Nature with Children!

As the Harvest Moon falls so early in the month this year, it will be the first topic that we study, from the 5th to the 11th of September:
The Harvest Moon itself falls on Saturday the 10th of September this year.

We then move on to study Seed Week from the 12th to the 18th Autumn Equinox Week from the 19th to the 25th, (the equinox itself falls on Friday the 23rd) and we finish up September’s topics with Minibeast Week from the 26th of September until the 2nd of October 

As always, please feel free to adapt the dates to suit the needs of your own family, and whatever is happening in the natural world around you.
I’m extremely thrilled and honoured to have so many new families joining us this year!

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. 

Let’s make this the year that nature study becomes a part of your own family culture!

Happy exploring!

DISCUSSION WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

Next week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Discussion Week’, the last week of this school year!

I really do hope that you have enjoyed your time with ENWC, and hope that you’ll consider using it again, as it has been written to be used year upon year for layered learning.

We shall be taking a break week from the 29th – 4th of August, then kicking off a new year of nature study on the 5th of September with Harvest Moon Week (the Harvest Moon itself falls on the 10th)

Here are some helpful links for your 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: #ENWCdiscussionweek

Happy exploring!

SUMMER POND STUDY WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

It’s almost Summer Pond Study Week in Exploring Nature With Children !

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: #ENWCsummerpondweek

Happy exploring!