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Break Week | Exploring Nature with Children

Next week is Break Week in Exploring Nature With Children, then the following week, the 6th~12th of September, we jump right into our year-long study with Seed Study Week.
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

This 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.

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 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!

A Senses Walk | Exploring Nature with Children

It’s Senses 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: #ENWCsenseswalkweek

Happy exploring!

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Exploring Nature With Children  $14.40

Exploring Nature With Children: A Guided Journal $8

The Charlotte Mason Home Education Planner $8

Exploring Nature Around The Year: 365 Days of Nature Journaling  $11.20

Celebrating The Seasons With Children: The Harvest Festival $6.40

Celebrating The Seasons With Children: Midsummer and St. John’s Tide : 24th June $6.40

The Phenology Wheel Guide $6.40

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. We also have a warm & welcoming community group over on Facebook. Come & join us for some encouragement on your journey!

Happy exploring!

August Nature Note

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

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

So many of you are new to Exploring Nature with Children, and will be joining us for the first time in September. 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 are helpful to you.

If you began back in 2020, and are coming toward the end of your studies, I am truly honoured that ENWC has been a part of your home education, and my hope is that you and your child have enjoyed your studies, and learned about the natural world around you. ENWC is written to be used year upon year for layered learning, so I do hope that you will consider joining us again during the next year!

A quote to carry with you this August:

As you explore nature with your child this year, I would encourage you to keep this quote close to your heart. What a wonderful balm for the soul is a delight in nature, but not only that; Miss Charlotte Mason speaks to us as parents about the importance of encouraging our child’s interest in the natural world , lest the ‘book of Nature’ be closed to them:

“Some children are born naturalists, with a bent inherited, perhaps, from an unknown ancestor; but every child has a natural interest in the living things about him which it is the business of his parents to encourage; for, but few children are equal to holding their own in the face of public opinion; and if they see that the things which interest them are indifferent or disgusting to you, their pleasure in them vanishes, and that chapter in the book of Nature is closed to them.”

Vol 1 pg 58

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

2nd ~ 8th Week 1: Night Time Sky Week  

9th ~ 15th Week 2: A Senses Walk Week

16th ~ 22nd Week 3 Summer Pond Study Week 

23rd ~ 29th Week 4: Discussion Week  

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

As always, please arrange 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:

August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the Harvest home is borne.

~ The Months by Sara Coleridge

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.

Special days during August:

Happy exploring!

Night Time Sky Week | Exploring Nature with Children

It’s Night Time Sky 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: #enwcnighttimeskyweek

Happy exploring!

Field Trip Week | Exploring Nature with Children

It’s almost Field Trip Week in Exploring Nature With Children! To quote Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

This weeks all about choosing a new place to go for your nature walk; either an entirely new place to you and your child, or somewhere you very rarely visit.

Here are some helpful links for your week:

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: #ENWCfieldtripweek 

Happy exploring!

Moth Week | Exploring Nature with Children

moth week

Next week is Moth Week in  Exploring Nature With Children !

Here are some helpful links for your week:

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: #ENWCmothweek

Happy exploring!

Exploring Nature with Children | Weather ~ St. Swithin’s Day Week

St Swithins Day week.jpg

This week in Exploring Nature With Children is Weather ~ St. Swithin’s Day Week.

Here are some helpful links for your week:

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: #ENWCweatherweek

Happy exploring!