Exploring Nature Around The Year: 365 Days of Nature Journaling is a unique, easy to use curriculum, that provides a nature journaling prompt for every day of the year.
Simple to use, and easy to follow, Exploring Nature Around The Year has major and minor nature study themes woven throughout. No planning is required, it’s already done for you.
Learn how to keep a nature journal, and get to know nature’s rhythms in just a few minutes each day.
Dip in and out of the curriculum as you please; pick up and go, Exploring Nature Around The Year will give you the structure to make nature study happen in your own home, whilst breathing life into your studies.
In following Exploring Nature Around The Year, you will be creating a dynamic, scientific log of all that you and your child are learning about the natural world around you.
How does Exploring Nature Around the Year differ from Exploring Nature With Children?
Exploring Nature Around The Year and Exploring Nature With Children are very different!
Exploring Nature Around The Year gives an authentic nature journaling prompt for each day of the year, and has major and minor nature study themes woven throughout. No planning is required, and you can dip in and out as you please.
Exploring Nature With Children is a complete curriculum with 48 weekly themes. Each week contains a guided nature walk, a poetry and art selection, a themed booklist, references to the Handbook of Nature Study, and relevant, authentic extension activities for your child.
What age range is Exploring Nature Around the Year suited to?
A child that is old enough to keep a nature journal will get the most out of this curriculum. It’s all about developing your nature journaling skills and keeping a Nature Journal in the Charlotte Mason style. You may, however, choose to work through the curriculum orally, in which case it can be adapted for a much younger child.
Take a look at the sample pages to see if Exploring Nature Around The Year will be suitable for your own family.
What climate is is Exploring Nature Around the Year suitable for?
Exploring Nature Around The Year is written to be used within a northern hemisphere, four season climate.
Can I begin Exploring Nature Around the Year at any point in the year?
Absolutely! Always begin with the 1stSeptember to set up your journal, then simply continue on with the actual day of the year.
If you wish to begin on 3rdFebruary:
- 3rdFeb: Follow 1stSeptember’s prompt
- 4thFeb: Follow 4thFebruary’s prompt
Continue on through the year.
Is Exploring Nature Around the Year a secular or religious programme?
The December journal prompts focus on the theme of Advent and Christmastide. Some of the suggested poetry may contain religious themes.
Exploring Nature Around the Year is 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.
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