Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nature Study

Nature study is perfectly suited to homeschooling. It can increase your child’s awareness and observation skills. Getting out in the fresh air is good for everyone's health. It promotes exercise too--nature walks.

Nature study can help your child understand science better. Nature study helps kids understand their surroundings and learn to be more observant.

Here are a few resources you and your children might find fun.

· Nature walks
· Keeping a nature journal
· Collecting leaves, flowers, bugs, acorns, or pine cones
· Photographing nature
· Scavenger hunts
· Keeping critters (such as worms, fireflies, crickets, hermit crabs, pill bugs, butterflies, frogs, turtles) as "pets" to study
· Notebooking about nature
· Lapbooking about nature
· Gardening
· Pressing flowers
· Bird Watching

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