A Month in Nature: Calendar & Nature Study
A Nature-based Curriculum to Nurture a Love of Learning
“We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.“
Do you want to add nature, beauty, art and poetry to your children’s days?
Join us for A Month in Nature.
What you’ll find?
- An Inspiring Monthly Nature Calendar
- A Months Worth of Nature Activities
- Beautiful Book Recommendations
- A Nature Tracker Chart and Matching Activity Stickers
- Journal Pages (These will inspire you and your child to record the world around you.)
What you won’t find?
- A Strict Schedule
We only have one childhood with our children. Let’s make it one of exploration and wonder.
Why nature study?
In the early years, children learn best by hands-on experience. Words mean little to those who have not yet experienced the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings those words represent.
In the words of Charlotte Mason,
Lessons which deal with words, only the signs of things, (emphasis mine) are not what the child wants. There is no knowledge so appropriate to the early years of a child as that of the name and look and behavior in situ [on location] of every natural object he can get at. “He hath so done His marvelous works that they ought to be had in remembrance.”
Get ready to hear your child say, “Let’s do that again!”
What others say?
“THANK YOU! I am so excited about this calendar and these activities. My children are avid nature-lovers, and this will be a delightful way for them to work together on some projects. They are 7 and 4, so I don’t always find activities that interest both of them. This most certainly will…. We are living in South Africa, so we will need to make a few adaptations, but even discovering the hemispheric differences is a grand adventure for my daughter, so I’m sure that will just be part of the fun.” ~Abby
“I found your calendars back in winter and they have become a lifesaver for those days my son utterly refuses to do “paper” school. Our favorite activity so far was the frozen bubbles!” ~Liz