One of the great blessings of homeschooling is time. It takes time to be able to surround yourself with nature and observe it throughout the year. Since we’ve moved into the woods of Missouri my children’s natural curiosity has propelled them to learn so many things. I am continually amazed by their knowledge of our environment! In many ways it has exceeded mine. I haven’t done any formal training in this area of science with them. I simply ask questions to get them thinking and provide resources for them to find answers to their questions.
Here are a few of the nature study resources we recommend. I keep books and supplies in an easy to access place so they can be quickly pulled out when needed.
All of the Peterson field guides! https://amzn.to/3iSLbgq
Pets in a Jar: https://amzn.to/3dJ9hqj
Handbook of Nature Study: https://amzn.to/2WU84Wq
The Nature Connection (Journal) https://amzn.to/2WOODOW
Butterfly House https://amzn.to/3dEzDd5
Come along with us on a nature walk through our woods in this video: