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Salamander Nature Study for Kids

Salamander Nature Study for Kids

Salamanders are elusive creatures that can make salamander nature study both difficult and exciting. The two times I’ve come upon them in the wild were certainly exciting and quite memorable for me. In this podcast episode, you’ll hear about those two experiences! Salamanders are amphibians, which puts them in the same class as frogs and…

Pollinator Nature Study

Pollinator Nature Study

Enjoy a hands-on pollinator nature study and homeschool nature walk challenge with the whole family! Today, we’re learning about one of the most important groups of animals. It’s not your typical group like dogs or horses. It’s not even one of the big groups of animals like mammals or reptiles. This special group is made…

How To Fit Nature Study Into Your Homeschool Schedule

How To Fit Nature Study Into Your Homeschool Schedule

It’s so easy to start your homeschool journey as an idealist. Beautifully-lit Instagram photos and Pinterest-worthy homeschool rooms are exciting to look at, and passionate, seasoned speakers have hundreds of podcasts for you to excitedly devour. Before you know it, you’ve ordered vintage chalkboards, antique schoolroom desks, and picked up a natural wood abacus. Visions…

Our Journey Westward Unit Studies

Our Journey Westward Unit Studies

We’re a Charlotte Mason homeschooling family, yet we enjoy learning history and science through unit studies.  Can those two things go together? If you’re a Charlotte Mason purist, the answer is no.  Remember, though, I’ve said for years that we are “eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschoolers with a dash of Classical education and unit studies thrown…

Spring Nature Study for Preschool and Kindergarten is Here!

Spring Nature Study for Preschool and Kindergarten is Here!

It’s finally here!  You’ve been asking for this resource for quite some time, but you don’t have to wait any more!  Nature by the Season: Spring for Preschool and Kindergarten is ready!  47 pages, ebook $5.95 Why Early Nature Study? Preschoolers and kindergarteners are naturally inclined to love nature because of their inquisitiveness, active bodies…