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.

746 thoughts on “Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hi! I’m trying to order the curriculum and journal, however your site keeps declining my cards. Is there something wrong with the site at this time?

    1. Dear Trisha,

      I am terribly sorry that you are having this problem.
      The most likely issue is that your bank is declining the payment because the sale is overseas (I am in England.) If you contact your bank and authorise the payment, you should be fine to check out.

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

      Warmly,
      Lynn

  2. I placed my order on my mobile device. It went through, but I never received the email with my download. Please advise!

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you for your message.

      I am terribly sorry that you have not received your download link; the system is automated, so you should have received an email as soon as you checked out. It has possibly gone into your spam folder, or if you’re a gmail user, your promotions folder.
      I shall re-set your purchase now, so that another email is sent to you straight away. It will come from Payhip, the company that host my book online.

      Please could you let me know once you have received it?

      Kind regards
      Lynn

    1. Dear Barbara,

      Thank you for your message.

      I am terribly sorry that you have not received your download link; the system is automated, so you should have received an email as soon as you checked out. It has possibly gone into your spam folder, or if you’re a gmail user, your promotions folder.
      I shall re-set your purchase now, so that another email is sent to you straight away. It will come from Payhip, the company that host my book online.

      Please could you let me know once you have received it?

      Warmly
      Lynn

  3. Hi Lynn,

    Which version of: Handbook Of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock does the guides reference?

    Thanks!

    1. Dear Anastasia,
      Hmm, that’s a strange one! My books are PDFs, so completely unalterable, so I’m not sure how it’s possible to only get two pages…I wonder if your download was interrupted? (Poor internet connection or some such problem.)
      I’ll send you an email now so that we can continue our conversation more easily.
      Warmly,
      Lynn

  4. Hi there,
    Wondering if there is a lot of Christianity interwoven into this curriculum or if it would be easy enough to omit certain things for a non-Christian family to use.

    Thanks,
    Mia

    1. Dear Mia,

      The following weeks of Exploring Nature With Childrencontain 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.

      My curricula are used by secular families, and families of different faith backgrounds. I understand that this is a very important matter to us parents, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions!

      Warmly,
      Lynn

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