Nature Study

Ah yes. The great outdoors. What a beautiful and inspirational place it can be. Many home educators love to incorporate Nature Study into their family learning, but perhaps you find it a bit daunting to launch into.

In this episode, Molly and Helen have a chat about how they’ve encouraged their children to enjoy the world around them – although neither of them have been particularly formal about it.

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Other helpful links:

Many of Molly’s blog posts have the nature theme running through them, but a recent one mulls over the restorative value of nature in lockdown and some more resources are here

Some book suggestions to bring which bring the outdoors in…

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graeme
  • The Country Child by Alison Uttley
  • Milly Molly Mandy series by Joyce Lankester Brisley
  • The Little Grey Rabbit series by Alison Uttley
  • The Brambly Hedge books by Jill Barklem
  • The Nursery Collection, spring, summer, autumn and winter by Shirley Hughes
  • A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
  • Many of Eric Carle’s books
  • Nature books by Diana Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
  • A Child’s Guide To Trees and Woodland Walks by Charlotte Voake

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