Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends!
Another fresh new year is here, another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear.
To love, and laugh, and give!
   William Arthur Ward

I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart…

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I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens

To my very dear readers; I wish you a very merry Christmas, and a peaceful new year.

The 12 Days of Christmas: Exploring Nature With Children

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Next week will be the Twelve Days of Christmas in Exploring Nature With Children

Use the chapter to make the most of your time in nature and with each other.

“Tweet of the Day has been entertaining early morning listeners to the Radio 4 schedule every day since 2013, but this Christmas we will delight in an avian offering of the well known song Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas so the song goes, a true love sent a partridge in a pear tree. As actress Alison Steadman suggests as ground birds, partridges are not known for their amorous arboreal perching. Why a partridge in a tree could have many meanings, but given the song is of possible French origin, the French or red-legged partridge seems an ideal candidate as sitter in a pear tree.”

Calendar of Firsts: Week 50

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My Calendar of Firsts: Week 50

Goodness, this year has flown by!
Lichen, Hawthorne, a Great tit, frost and snow.

Winter Solstice Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Winter Solstice Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Winter Bird Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Winter Birds Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Calendar of Firsts: Week 49

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Christmas trees count as nature study, yes?

We also enjoyed our first snow this week!

An Observant Child…

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An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing

Charlotte Mason