Winter Sale Ends This Weekend

The Winter Sale Ends This Weekend!

If you’re planning to take advantage of the Winter Sale, please note that the sale ends on Sunday.

All products are discounted by 20% in the shop, no code is needed.

Happy exploring!

Winter Pond Study Week | Exploring Nature With Children

It’s almost Winter 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.

Happy exploring!

Winter Tree Study | Exploring Nature With Children

It’s almost Winter Tree Study Week in Exploring Nature With Children.

Here are some helpful links for 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.

Happy exploring!

Moon Study Week | Exploring Nature With Children

Some helpful links for next week’s Moon Study in Exploring Nature With Children:

Moon Phases Calendar January 2020

Lunar Sketching by Daniel Mounsey PDF

Moon Phases Demonstration ~ video

Do We Need the Moon? BBC documentary

Moon Map printable

Happy exploring!

Winter Sky Week | Exploring Nature With Children

It’s almost Winter Sky Week in Exploring Nature With Children.

It’s a lovely week to ease you back into a nature study routine. Here are some links to help with your nature study:

The Snowflake Man ~ A short film about Snowflake Bentley

How Do Snowflakes Form? ~ video

Drawing Fog, Rain, Snow, and Dew ~ video workshop by John Muir Laws

What is Precipitation? ~ video

Happy Exploring!

January Nature Note

I hope that this New Year Nature Note finds you well! 

Many of you have written to me to let me know that you are just starting out with Exploring Nature with Children, and are joining us for the first time this month. Please jump right in, you can begin ENWC at any point in the year, and what better time to get started with the habit of nature study and journaling than in the New Year!

If you began back in 2019, my hope is that you and your child are enjoying your studies, and learning about the natural world around you.

This month, I should like to share this smashing quote from Miss Mason with you:

Meditate on these words of wisdom & remember them as you pursue your nature studies together. Never be afraid to allow your child to just watch, linger, and learn. Your child does not always have to be ‘productive’; whatever that may mean. Allow them to practice the habits of patience, observation, of thinking quietly, and mulling things over. They will make the most unexpected connections! Dare I say: even allow them to get bored. Boredom is an incredible tool to allow the brain to make connections, and digest & form new ideas.

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

6th ~ 12th Week 1: Winter Sky Week

13th ~ 19th Week 2: Moon Study Week  

20th ~ 26th Week 3 Winter Tree Week 

27th ~ 2nd Week 4: Winter Pond Study Week (Please bear in mind Candlemas falls on the 2nd)

There’s a free 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!

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 ENWC this year

Seasonal notes:

January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of beginnings, transitions, gates &, doorways. Janus is shown to have two faces, looking both forward to the coming year, and back to the year just passed.

penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on 10 January 2020

In the garden, you may want to begin making plans. January is the perfect time to peruse seed catalogues, and depending upon where you live, you may even want to begin chitting potatoes.

Wishing you a peaceful & happy New Year.

Happy exploring!

Half Price! Home Education Planner

The Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner is now half price! It is reduced from $10 to $5

The planner runs from August 2019 ~ August 2020, and  contains 104 printable planning pages for you to choose from, so there’s plenty of pages still to use to enable you to custom build your own planner for the rest of the home school year. 
Written for the Charlotte Mason inspired home educator, the planner will help you to create your own personal road map for the year, and to be faithful in carrying out those plans on a daily basis. Make planning your year a simple and straightforward task, with minimal additional planning time through the year.

You can find out more & download the sample here.

Merry Christmas!

I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens

To my very dear readers; I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful new year.