If you are looking to get into nature studies in your homeschool then look no farther than here. We’ll get you started on the right path. These nature study books are going to be a great addition to your nature-based lessons, inside or out.
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I think that books are the best addition to anything that you want to learn. There are so many great books for studying anything you want in nature.
Nature Study Books
Nature studies and morning baskets can go hand in hand. These books would be great for creating a nature themed morning basket.
Maybe one day you’ll decide to take your morning basket outside into nature. Spread a blanket out on the ground, bring out some treats.
Nature Study Books
There are so many great books for studying anything you want in nature. These are some amazing books would be great for creating a nature themed morning basket.
Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the Outdoors
Encourage young nature lovers to get outside and track, explore, discover, and create. This book is filled with hands-on, educational outdoor activities that kids will love to learn from, like crafting bird feeders out of fruit, pressing flowers, or creating sundials. They’ll get their hands dirty and their imaginations revving while staying active outside.
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World
Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.
Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?
Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are — whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard.
The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)
This gorgeously illustrated guide will inspire kids to look closely at the world around them! It teaches children how to observe environments as a naturalist does and leads them on 24 adventures that reveal the complex ecosystems of plants and animals in the woods, at the beach, and in a city park.
The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
Experience nature with all five senses, whether they live in the countryside, a major city, or somewhere in between. Guiding children through inspiring activities like sketching wildlife, observing constellations, collecting leaves, keeping a weather journal, and watching bird migrations.
Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids
The rise of the grassroots Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder", and lack of exposure to risk.
Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest
Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian)
Explore the incredible world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. Find out about the weirdest, smelliest, and deadliest flowers. Which plants eat insects? How do cacti store water? What flower looks like a bee? Where is the tallest tree in the world?
Use these books to through along your nature study. You can use books as a jumping off point to spark interest before following your child’s interests.
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