I have a ‘thing’ when I read a book, study an artist or discover a new poet that I have to ‘know’ about their life; I’ll do a quick wiki search, find a podcast interview or just innocently stalk their social media platforms. I find it important to connect the hand crafted piece of work I’ve devoured with the creator themselves.
‘Exploring Nature With Children‘ was no different.
I’ve actually been acquainted with Lynn Seddon for the past 11 years; she was the first English person I contacted when I started homeschooling and was new to the Charlotte Mason philosophy and she reached right into my world to add wisdom, friendship and incredible inspiration.
When Lynn wrote to tell me about ENWC I was so excited for her but wasn’t surprised that at last she was sharing this beautiful insight with the world. Lynn sent me a copy of the book to look through, to use with my children and share with you guys. I can wholeheartedly tell you that I’ve used it, devoured it, implemented it and lived it with my children – and we love it!
Last summer Lynn and I finally met in real life whilst recording video footage for the Modern Miss Mason course ‘Navigating Nature Study’; as she pulled up to the country road parking spot we waved crazily at each other. I was waiting for her donned in my nature mama’s ‘uniform’ of orange raincoat and Union Jack wellies; Lynn arrived and jumped out of the car not at all looking like I imagined a ‘nature nut’ to look; she was beautifully dressed in a vibrant, fun dress and immediately injected life into my day. She has the most beautiful personality; she’s kind-hearted, has a free spirit and incredible creative insight, I loved my time with her and there have been many more Leah & Lynn dates since!
I can not only highly recommend her resources to you but I want to honour the woman who spent months, days and hours crafting the book, journal, the guide to the phenology wheel and many more resources for your family.
She’s the real deal guys and if you’re lost in the depths of nature study, especially over the winter months, then get stuck into Exploring Nature With Children; it’s a great investment.
As many of you know I’m hopeless at following any kind of curriculum or pre-written plan in our homeschooling but ENWC doesn’t expect my total commitment, it even works for people like me! You can dip in and out, follow it to a ‘t’ or just read the poems if you like, it doesn’t matter. I love the flexibility and versatility of the book. The book and journal walk hand-in-hand with the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy offering inspiration, further suggested study and reading as well as weekly encouragement to just get outside with your children.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Exploring Nature With Children today; download the PDF and get started!
Exploring Nature With Children is a complete, year-long curriculum designed to guide you, step by step, through an entire calendar year of nature study. Completely self-contained, this book has all the information you need to make nature study happen regularly for your family.
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