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.

572 thoughts on “Exploring Nature With Children

  1. I have a 5 year old and a nearly 4 year old. I already have done some nature study with them. Is it fine to start this in the spring? Would it be better to wait till fall or to wait a few years?

    1. Hello there!

      Thank you for your interest in my book. It’s great to hear that you are already getting out and about in nature with your little ones 🙂

      You can begin at any point in the year, and make as much or as little use of the activities as you wish. Some families just use it as a guidebook for the parents, others are following the relevant activities, it’s entirely up to you.

      You can see the table of contents and a sample chapter here:


      This should help you decide if Exploring Nature will work for your family.

      I also have a page of links to reviews of the book here:


      Do let me know if you have any further questions.

      Happy exploring!

  2. Hi! I didn’t know where to contact you about my question. I bought your nature guide “Exploring Nature” and we love it. Unfortunately, I downloaded it onto my computer, but it recently crashed. Is there a way to get my pdf copy resent to me?

  3. How do I contact person in charge? I need a refund. I can’t download. Didn’t know I needed a desktop and not an iPad until I paid😖

    1. Hello there
      Unfortunately, I cannot contact you directly, as your comment is anonymous, so I do hope you see this comment.
      You should be able download this to your IPad.
      I’m Lynn, the author. I am not the most tech-savvy person, so if you contact Payhip, who host my book online, they should get back to you pretty quickly, to help you with what to do. I don’t know where in the world you are, but bear in mind, they are in the UK, so your time zone may be different.
      Here is their contact address:
      Please do let me know how you get on, you can contact me directly at:
      Kind regards

  4. We used Exploring Nature last year and LOVED it! Are you planning to write any other volumes or resources? I’m looking for an earth science curriculum this year, and find myself wishing there was an Exploring Nature, earth science edition!!

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