Nature study is an integral part of a Charlotte Mason education and an amazing addition to any homeschool.
Below you'll find my favorite products, books and resources for integrating Nature Study into your school day - and why it's so valuable and not to be missed!
water colors - this set is the best quality for the price and the one I see most often recommended. However we use these and I love them! In the past, we've also used the set here; it's very reasonable, works well and the case is adorable.
hand glass - its great to have one of these on hand for closer observation of your special finds
flower press - We alsways try to leave nature alone and just observe, but taking a few specimens, unless it's forbidden in your area, can be a great way to extend your nature study at home. We like using a press as a great way to preserve nature and we were gifted with one, but don't feel like you need to spend the money - few heavy books and some parchment paper work just as well!
Handbook of Nature Study - this is a must have as a teacher's resource.
Nature Anatomy - this book has gorgeous illustrations and has been a great tool for teaching kids how to recreate nature on paper. The beautiful drawings are great for reproductions.
Keeping a Nature Journal -this is a great manual for older students or as a teacher's resource in order to improve the quality and content of your nature journal.
Field Guide To The Familiar - a wonderful guide for recognizing the mysteries of nature in your everyday