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  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
    Retail: $28.95
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     Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
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     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 014298
    ISBN: 9780801493843
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  • Item #: 059368
    ISBN: 9781591935384
    Retail: $6.95
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    Take your children on an adventure outdoors! Introduce them to the long valued skill of animal tracking. Part instructional and part activity, this workbook explains tracking and how to evaluate an animal track, signs of animal presence, necessary items for tracking, a tracking journal and instructions on preserving a track. Intermingled within this useful instruction are information coloring pages on a variety of common animals, crossword puzzles, mazes and other enjoyable worksheets. A great resource to introduce even the littlest member of your family to one of the mysteries found in nature! Includes answers in the back. Neutral presentation of Science. Non reproducible. 64 pgs. sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067032
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     Composting is a wonderful way to show children the power of bacteria and fungi. With the 2 clear compost containers, children will be able to vary contents or location to learn about decomposition stages. Each stackable container measures 6 ½” x 4 ½” (lid) and includes a clasp on lid, write on/write off labels and built in side magnifiers. Instruction book offers detailed instructions, a chart showing average break down time of various items, and 2 experiments to get started. Wonderful winter project to create your own own organic compost to add vital nutrients to your spring garden. Just add potting soil! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 041001
    ISBN: 9781615385331
    Retail: $8.95
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    Take a walk, find something interesting (a fallen log, a patch of moss, a beetle) and encourage your child/student to take the time to observe, draw and write about what he sees. Each page has 5 large (dotted half-line) writing lines and a space to draw a picture (about 7 x 4) at the top. Younger students can tell you what they see while you write for them and they draw a picture. Older students can write a few sentences on their own. While you are creating a keepsake, children are learning to be curious about nature and practice their handwriting skills. A few pages at the beginning of the workbook explain some classifications children can include and there are some prompts if you need a little guidance on your nature walk. You dont have to find a lush forest; a yard or park will do the trick! Take a magnifying glass and some colored pencils with you. Each page has a verse from a poem or Scripture at the bottom. Memoria Press, 36pp (26 journaling pages), 8.5 x 11 pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
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    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068551
    ISBN: 9781613735367
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      Introduce water loving children to the mysteries of the deep. Beginning with a foundational understanding of the marine environment, learn about coastal communities, the open sea, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, and environmental challenges facing the aquatic world. They are also introduced to marine scientists, giving a glimpse into careers available.

      Discover why the ocean is blue, how animals survive icy waters. Meet various water creatures like sharks and rays, penguins and sea birds, whales and dolphins, squid and octopus. Colorfully illustrated with informative details written for middle school and beyond, this resource includes 21 hands-on learning activities such as making an edible coral reef and miniature tide pool, constructing a squid, composing a sea monster poem, transforming salt water into fresh water, testing methods to clean up oil spills and more. Glossary and Index included. Wonderful introduction to the marine sciences for all ages. 132 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067083
    ISBN: 9781465414571
    Retail: $24.99
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     Beginning with microscopic life, this beautifully photographed encyclopedia invites children to a world teeming with diversity and color. Children will learn fascinating details. Did you know that even though all spiders make silk only some species catch prey in their webs? Did you know the polar bear is the largest land-based meat eater? This enthralling resource offers more than 1500 photographs!

      Information is presented according to how the animals relate to one another. The first section microscopic life covers bacteria, single-celled life, zooplankton and seaweeds. Next are short chapters on fungi and plants as the foundation of the tree of life. Subsequent chapters are dedicated to invertebrates, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The photography is up close and personal; children will be able to see the intricate details and vibrant colors of each animal represented. An excellent resource for your home or class library. 302 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 064228
    ISBN: 9781770857117
    Retail: $19.95
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       This book is written to those kids (particularly ages 4-11) who love to stay inside. Really! 101 widely creative and fairly low prep ideas guide kids to be more active and access the potential of the great outdoors. Practical, simple and fun ideas span seasons and locales. Take a matchbox challenge - what interesting things can you find in 15 minutes that will fill a matchbox? Play shark and have a blindfold shootout with your water guns. Trail ants or build a human sundial. Make a mini solar cooker, a hanging lettuce ball or a snow labyrinth with your boots. Activities vary from single person to group; contemplative to active; little/no supplies to medium amount (but practically all are found around the home) and little/no to medium construction time. Supply lists; large, colorful, demonstrative photos and drawings and the clear directions will help all ages get outdoors. Kids can self-direct for most projects--at least an older child who can read directions is necessary. In the back is a supply resource list, a traditional index and a well-organized list that helps you find specific activities based on theme, season, location, age, or project length. 8.25x8.25”, 224 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060452
    ISBN: 9781889538891
    Retail: $12.95
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    The art of nature study is immensely pleasurable and educational for our children. However, as parents who've not been taught this art, we often experience doubts of the educational value or even frustration at how to provide a worthwhile study. If this describes you, this book may quickly become your most valuable tool in the pursuit of nature studies. Well organized, the book begins with introducing a naturalist and the tools necessary to be a nature explorer, including details on a well-crafted nature journal. Adding to its value and ease of use, the book is divided into seasonal sections, which begin with a scavenger hunt focusing on the signs of each season. Within each seasonal study, explorations are offered in a variety of settings: woods, city, beach, pond, and meadow. The authors elaborate on the signs of the season in each of these areas and encourage exploration, but the authors provide background details to promote learning for families without access to each locale. Each section also offers information on careers in the field and a variety of activities, including DIY projects, journaling ideas and expanded science studies. Vividly illustrated with over 150 scientifically detailed illustrations of plants, animals and fungi. A wonderful resource for novice or intermediate nature loving family! 120 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059322
    ISBN: 9780671662813
    Retail: $7.99
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    The little caterpillar has a secret to share. When she grows up, she is going to turn into 'something' else! As she travels about the pond sharing her secret, her friend the polliwog is quite sad, until the wise fish shares with the polliwog that he also will change as he grows up. As the polliwog patiently waits for his friend, caterpillar, to become a beautiful butterfly, he misses the changes happening to him, until the day she emerges as a butterfly and he HOPS for joy! A delightful introduction to metamorphosis. 32 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 022701
    ISBN: 9780688106843
    Retail: $17.99
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       In life and in death the old oak tree supports so many. Pages of gorgeous oil paintings and detailed but not overwhelming text help you discover how the tree decomposes and still provides for the forest creatures. 32 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 011578
    ISBN: 9781889209036
    Retail: $16.95
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    … and rocks, leaves, shells, feathers… sound familiar? Most young kids are entranced by nature, so why not help them learn from it? By Karen Andreola, author of the Charlotte Mason Companion, this book is a teacher's guide to studying nature. It is cleverly written in the form of a story, told through the diary of Carol, a beginning home-school mom in the 1930's. Taking Charlotte Mason's advice, she gives both of her children a nature notebook and encourages them to fill them with drawings, information, and discoveries. Throughout the story, she and her children take many walks and begin to fill the notebooks with various illustrations and facts about birds, insects, plants, and animals. In the story, you will find examples of what to look for, and the chapters close with study questions and Latin names for the creatures they observe. Each chapter is short enough that even a homeschool mom can find the time to pick it up and read. Also woven into the story are nature poems and selected quotes from Charlotte Mason. At the end of the book are appendices containing short passages from Charlotte Mason referenced in the book and a list of books with nature themes, both fiction and non-fiction. You don't even need to travel; you can learn a lot right in your own backyard.

  • Item #: 029306
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     16 shaped puzzles with binomial and common name shown.

  • Item #: 020005
    ISBN: 9780486267296
    Retail: $4.99
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    Already in its third printing, this large-format coloring book teaches as you color. An ideal supplement to your nature study (especially during those fall/winter months), your young naturalists will be able to easily spot these in the wild after becoming familiar with their appearances. Includes interesting captions.

  • Item #: 013833
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    Children are never too young for nature studies or simply just checking things out in a way that only kids can. Whether watching the birds of the air or a radical game of good guys and bad guys, sturdy binoculars are a must-have. Designed for a perfect fit, they offer enlarged eyepieces (no eyestrain!), focus free binoculars, 2x magnification, rubberized edges, and an easy-carry breakaway strap. While the magnification is slightly less than our other child-friendly option #005397, these are a bit heavier duty for preschoolers, provide soft, rubber cushioning around the eyes to allow for longer and more comfortable viewing and "easy grip" sides. Multi-colored. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 002242
    ISBN: 9781770857445
    Retail: $19.95
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      The naturalist in me adores this book! Introduce your littlest ones to the 12 most common backyard birds through the beautiful images, background information and clear realistic sounds. Each 2 page spread features one bird. On the left, you will find the common and scientific name, a summary paragraph and specific details including location found, diet, size, description of eggs and more. The opposite side has a beautiful, lifelike image of the bird, and a “Did you know” statement. The book itself is composed of thicker, board book type pages. The sound module is encased in durable plastic and is attached to the book. Each bird’s sound button has a lifelike picture of the bird’s face that matches the image inside the book. A list of the included birds is the House Wren, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Black Bird, Killdeer, House Finch, Great Horned Owl, Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Crow and the Song Sparrow. Don’t be surprised if your children are outside playing and come running to share the name of the bird singing from the trees! Book measures approximately 8 3/4 x 8 1/4”. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: HANDPK
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  • Item #: 071130
    ISBN: 9780763618711
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  • Item #: 069708
    ISBN: 9781908489227
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  • Item #: 069707
    ISBN: 9781908489173
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  • Item #: 069706
    ISBN: 9781908489197
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  • Item #: 069705
    ISBN: 9781908489210
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  • Item #: 069704
    ISBN: 9781908489180
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  • Item #: 069703
    ISBN: 9781908489159
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  • Item #: 069702
    ISBN: 9781908489203
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  • Item #: 069701
    ISBN: 9781908489166
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