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.

930 thoughts on “Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hi there! I would rather the book shown not the pdf if possible. Or is it just pdf. I saw the books on Facebook

    1. Hello there!

      My books are available as PDF downloads only, but I completely understand the need to have a physical copy.
      Many of my UK customers use Pingles Publishing for printing and binding.
      US customers have recommended the Homeschool Printing Company, and Hard Copy HQ.

      I hope that helps a little. Do let me know if there’s anything else I can help with.

      Warmly,
      Lynn

        1. Hello there, Kathryn!

          The PDF for Exploring Nature With Children is $18

          Do let me know if you have any questions.

          Warmly,
          Lynn

    1. Dear Alexa,

      Exploring Nature With Children is as family friendly, and multi-age as possible. It gives you the necessary scientific information for each week’s nature theme, then the parent can present those facts as they see fit, to each individual child. A child that is old enough to keep a nature journal will get the most out of it, but I have included suggestions for using the book with much younger children, too. ENWC is written to equip you as a parent, to talk with your child about nature, without having to go through a pile of different books first! The extension activities included vary; venn diagrams, writing poetry, making models, amongst many others. I have been very careful to use only relevant, authentic activities, with absolutely no busy work. Some will suit younger children, others are for the older child.

      The best thing to do is to take a look at the sample to see if ENWC would be suitable for your own family. Do let me know if you have any questions!

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  2. Hi, if I’m an UK customer purchasing the guide, what is the cost and does it automatically convert to sterling?
    Thanks

    1. Dear Becky,

      Thank you for taking the time to write. The sale price is $14.40 According to a quick internet search that’s £11.02. Yes, the conversion will be done automatically. Your bank may possibly charge you for the conversion. It shouldn’t be more than a few pence, but you may wish to clarify with them.
      Do let me know if you have any questions!

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  3. Hi! I want to buy 3 guided journals, 2 with cursive copy work and 1 with print. When I tried to put a 2nd cursive guided journal in the cart there was no way to do it, the “put in cart button” said “already in cart”. Is there a way to buy a 2nd? Can I just buy one copy and print for two? Thank you!

    1. Dear Tanzi,

      You are more than welcome to make multiple copies for your own family, so not need to buy two. Thank you for your transparency.

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  4. Hi! I really want to purchase this set, but your site isn’t taking my payment issue. Despite being able to use my card on other sites and there being ample funds. I don’t want to miss out on this sale, can you check into why or even invoice me via paypal?

    1. Dear Katrina,

      Thank you for taking the time to write. I am terribly sorry that you are having this problem, it must be frustrating. The most likely issue is that your bank is declining the payment because your account does not allow overseas transactions. (I am in England.) If you contact your bank directly and authorise the payment, you should be fine to check out.

      If you prefer, I would be delighted to send a PayPal invoice, please could you email me directly: lynn@raisinglittleshoots.com

      If you could let me know your PayPal-linked email address & the exact title of the book(s) you wish to purchase.

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

      Warmly,
      Lynn

    1. Dear Yolandi,

      Exploring Nature With Children is as family friendly, and multi-age as possible. It gives you the necessary scientific information for each week’s nature theme, then the parent can present those facts as they see fit, to each individual child. A child that is old enough to keep a nature journal will get the most out of it, but I have included suggestions for using the book with much younger children, too. ENWC is written to equip you as a parent, to talk with your child about nature, without having to go through a pile of different books first! The extension activities included vary; venn diagrams, writing poetry, making models, amongst many others. I have been very careful to use only relevant, authentic activities, with absolutely no busy work. Some will suit younger children, others are for the older child.

      The best thing to do is to download the sample (on this page.) It should help you to decide if ENWC will be suitable for your own family. Do let me know if you have any questions.

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  5. If I were to buy the curriculum to use at homeschool co-op and print a copy for my occasional helper to use when she is present, would this go against your copyright?

    1. I do realize that it says one per family. I will mostly be using for my own family and occasionally may be turning to it for ideas for our nature school co-op we are trying to start in our small homeschool community

      1. Dear Alicia,

        I am delighted for the Exploring Nature With Children curriculum to be used with co ops, I just ask that it is not shared, either electronically or by making copies. If the participants would like their own copy, I offer a 20% discount code for groups. You are more than welcome to use it as a regular book; your friend can use your copy to teach from, I ask that two copies are not made.

        Do let me know if I can help further, or if you have any questions.

        Thank you for choosing Exploring Nature With Children for your group, I’m honoured!

        Warmly,
        Lynn

  6. I wish this was by seasons not by months. I know I can adjust for the Southern Hemisphere but it makes me sad that most of the resources on the interwebs only cater for one side of the world 🙁

    1. I’m so sorry, it must be terribly frustrating 🙁
      I have written about what I am familiar with. I am not sure that I could do justice to your beautiful Southern Hemisphere.

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  7. Hi there! I work for a charter school and one of the families I am working for would like to use their funds to buy the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. Can you confirm that there is no religious content in this curriculum? Do you have a way to accept a PO? Thanks!

    1. Dear Kara,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      The following weeks of Exploring Nature With Children contain Christian themes:

      Christmas plants: Discusses ‘traditional’ Christmas plants (Poinsettia etc) Contains ‘The Holly & The Ivy’ – Traditional, as the week’s poem. One of the activities is to make Christmas tree decorations.

      The Twelve Days of Christmas: The introduction explains that this is the Christian season that celebrates the birth of Jesus, and The poem for this week is: In the bleak midwinter by Christina Rossetti

      Candlemas: The introduction explains that Candlemas marks the presentation of the Holy Child in the Temple, where Simeon held Jesus and called him a ‘Light to the World’, and that in pre-Christian times it was an important festival to celebrate the returning light.

      July: Weather discusses the legend of St. Swinthun and one of the activities that week is to track the weather to see if the legend is correct.

      Black Garden Ants: Contains Proverbs 6:6-8 as the week’s poem.

      The Solstice and equinox weeks discuss the changes that are happening in the natural world.

      The science within the book contains no controversial topics.

      Some of the poetry contains religious themes.

      I don’t take PO I’m afraid.

      I hope that helps; do let me know if you have any further questions.

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  8. Hi Lynn,
    I am in Australia, are you able to email me a PayPal invoice to purchase a copy of exploring nature with children please?

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