Moss Week|Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children it is ‘Moss Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Fungus Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nature-Loving Children

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It’s that time of the year, when I get to share some ideas for smashing presents for nature-loving children. I hope it helps to give you some ideas for nature-inspired gifts.

The guide is organised into the following categories: Home, Learn, Work, Play, Explore.

(We are a diverse bunch here at Raising Little Shoots, with readers from around the globe. Please note that some of the selections may not be available world-wide.)

 

Home

 

Owl table lamp from John Lewis

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Perfect for a child’s room, these beautiful decals are from The Woodland Haven

Spend £50 & over, get £5.00 off using code 2018OFFER5OFF
Spend over £100 get £10 off using code OFFER10OFF100

For 15% off anything in the shop, use code NOVEMBER15

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Be still my beating heart! Fairy House Kit by Wee World Construction

Krista has very kindly offered my readers 10% discount using the coupon code: NATUREKIDS

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A lovely sandpit, many of which can be purchased with covers to keep the sand in good, clean condition.

 

 

A bug hotel from Briggs Bughouses

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Learn

 

A beautiful nature journal from Twig and Moth

Alice has kindly offered my readers 25% off any order, using the code EXPLORE25 Valid until the 31st of December

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Wooden sketching pencil from Tiny Minds

Use the coupon: NATURE23 for 10% off until  Christmas.

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A watercolour sketch pocket box from Winsor & Newton

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A gorgeous book of North American birds? My Book Of Birds

 

 

And perhaps this beautiful birding journal from Tanglewood Hollow

Use code RLSXMAS for 15% off

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This is a real favourite! The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer

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Flower Press and Wild Flower Guide (UK) &  (US)

 Legler Flower Press Playground Equipment
Animal tracks poster from Brave Grown Home
Ashley has Kindly offered the code: ENWC15 for 15% off your entire order!

Work

 

Bushcraft Knife Choice for Children and Young People by Barry Smith. This is a smashing article on choosing the correct knife.

Lil’Bellies have a wonderful ‘My First Pocket Knife

 

Their own quality tools encourage children to be diligent in their work. Gardening equipment from Myriad Online

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And perhaps the ultimate gift: Their own greenhouse!

 

Stone Carving by Imagine Childhood

 

Play

 

Woodland Play Set by The WoodPecker Factory

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Mini-beast Story Stones by My Story Stones Rock

Use code MSSR2018 for a 10% discount during November

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The beautifully illustrated Bug Bingo

 

For your wee one who loves to pretend: Unicorn Dress up tutu from Little Angel Tutu Dress

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Plant-dyed bean bags from Hortus Wild

Use the discount code: HOLIDAYS for 10% off your entire order for the month of November.

 

 

Skipping rope from woodforgeuk

 

 

Explore

A fabulous Explorer Backpack from Lil’ Bellies

Use code: HOLIDAYADVENTURES for a 15% discount.

 

 

Child’s Hiking Pole

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A tent and the promise of an adventure! The family tent buying guide.

 

 

Red light torch for watching wildlife at night time

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The 5 Best Telescopes for Kids – super article to help you chose your child’s first telescope.

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Bring the night sky into your home by shining a flashlight through these coins towards your walls or ceiling. Wooden Constellation Coins by From Jennifer


 

Moon Globe by Imagine Childhood

Constellations Memory Game by Imagine Childhood

 

 

A gorgeous moon phases poster by The Far Woods

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A Nature Magazine Subscription:

Eco Kids

 

 

Annual Pass for a local aquarium, park, or wildlife centre.

Sea Life UK Annual Pass

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I do hope that this list gives you some inspiration for Christmas gifts for your wee nature sprites.

Happy exploring and a Merry Christmas!

Pumpkin Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

AUTUMN TREE STUDY WEEK: EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Autumn Tree Study Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Autumn Pond Study Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Autumn Pond Study Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Autumn Leaves Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children, is ‘Autumn Leaves Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Happy exploring!

Rest Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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As October is a 5-week month, I’ve scheduled our rest week for the 1st-7th. This will give the autumn foliage a good opportunity to really come out for Autumn Leaves Week, and also lines up Pumpkin Week nicely for those who celebrate Halloween.
I’m often asked what to do over the rest week; I would suggest perhaps going over a topic the the children have particularly enjoyed, or mix together recent topic. You could take your walk & look out for seeds ,mini-beasts , and signs of autumn. It’s a good opportunity for the children to practice all that they have learned.
Please feel free to schedule your own Break Week to suit your own family, however!
What are your own nature study plans for this coming week?