Exploring Nature With Children


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Exploring Nature With Children: A Guided Journal

Exploring Nature With Children is a complete, year-long curriculum designed to guide you, step by step, through an entire calendar year of nature study. Completely self-contained, this book has all the information you need to make nature study happen regularly for your family.

Exploring Nature With Children contains:

  • An entire chapter devoted to getting you up and running with nature study.
  • Forty-eight weeks of themed and guided nature study; four weeks for each month of the year, organised by season. Exploring Nature With Children can be used as a whole year’s study, or dipped in and out of as you please.

Each week’s guided study contains the following:

  • A themed nature walk.

Exploring Nature With Children will take you step by step through a themed, Charlotte Mason-style, nature walk. There is no need to hunt through various books and websites; all the information you need is there, leaving you free to enjoy being out in nature with your child.

  • References to the Handbook Of Nature Study.

Exploring Nature With Children is completely self-contained, but includes references to related pages in the Handbook Of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock, should you wish to delve a little deeper.

  • A themed book list.

With books for children of all ages, you will find a comprehensive list of living books related to the week’s nature study theme. Exploring Nature With Children is a self-contained course, so the book list is an extra tool, not a necessity.

  • A poem

Related to the nature theme of the week; a classic piece of poetry that can be used for copywork, dictation, or simply to just read aloud and enjoy.

  • A piece of art

The name and details of a piece of art that relates to the nature theme of the week has been included. This can easily be looked up online, or in art books available from your local library.

  • Extension activities for your child

Here you will find a list of activities, written directly to your child, that will extend their nature study throughout the whole of the week. You will find ideas for crafts, writing, science, maths, and more, with absolutely no busy work.

814 thoughts on “Exploring Nature With Children

    1. Dear Angelina,

      You just need the one download for your family.

      Do let me know if there’s anything else I can help with.

      Thank you for choosing my books, I’m honoured to be a part of your home education!


      1. Dear Sue,

        The books are actually a mix of UK & US books. Sometimes people have trouble sourcing them all from their local library, but go with whatever works best for you.


  1. Hi there! The sample makes a reference to a Handbook. Which handbook is this? Something that comes with the curriculum or is it separate or do I find it in a library? Thank you!

    1. Hello there!

      Exploring Nature With Children is completely self-contained, but includes references to related pages in the Handbook Of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock, should you wish to delve a little deeper. There’s information in the curriculum about it. You can purchase a hard copy, or it’s available to read online for free.

      I hope that helps!

  2. I bought this in 2017 was wondering if still the same one? Loved it but need a bit something different for this year…thanks!

  3. I got an email for a calendar that goes along with exploring nature with children, but I cannot find the link to download it. Is it being emailed?

    Thank you!

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