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Each month I’ll be sharing a Storey Publishing book with you.
April, Earth day month, is a great time to go outdoors and look around. There are lots of things happening. The Nature Connection An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms is an interactive workbook for children ages 8-13.
The Nature ConnectionAn Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
This interactive workbook, packed with creative, year-round nature activities, is sure to please everyone ages 8 to 13. Clare Walker Leslie guides kids to observe and record what they see, hear, smell, and touch outdoors, whether they live in the country, the city, or somewhere in between. She offers dozens of fun things to do in every season: write a poem; make a sketch; tell a story; record daily sunrise and sunset times for a month; draw a local map and mark the locations of trees, rocks, animals, and other sights; keep a moon journal; learn about the constellations; or collect leaves and bring them home to sketch and identify. Rediscover the world outside with The Nature Connection!
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This nature study book is completely organized and ready to use. If you choose not to write directly in the book, you can photocopy pages, use the link provided in the book for copies, or use a journal notebook. The book is structured in three parts: How to Be a Naturalist, Learning the Sky, and Exploring Nature. Part three, Exploring Nature, is a month by month guide with the assignments and information relative to the particular month. The appendix contains a lot of information including suggested reading, other resources about nature, and ways to use the book to meet state curriculum standards for home schoolers.
This book is written from an evolutionary worldview. It is a good book for studying nature but could have been so much better with the correct understanding. My family enjoys nature and we like to study it from a creationary standpoint.
My thanks to Storey Publishing for allowing me to review this book. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.