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Nature Study is a favorite subject in our homeschool! Here are some of our favorite nature study books to use and read. Many of these are very expensive if you buy the paperback version. These kindle versions are either free are very inexepensive. They are also much easier to store and tote around!
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Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages FREE – Sharing Nature with Children, selling more than half a million copies, sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with newly added activities and games—and combined with Sharing Nature with Children II in one complete volume. Fans of the original nature awareness classic will love this new version, which incorporates the author’s latest insights. This phenomenal teaching tool, with its highly effective nature activities, will thrill new readers.
An Elementary Study of Insects FREE – This classic guide to insects is the ideal starting point for those who are interested in learning about the common insects of the world, and methods of studying them. Author Leonard Haseman describes and details the life cycles of many familiar and unfamiliar insects in this volume including the squash bug, lady bug, dragonfly, firefly, and many others.
The Outdoor Life of Children by Charlotte Mason 99 Cents – This book is a compilation of Mason’s writings on the topics of Nature Study, teaching natural philosophy, and the importance of children being out-of-doors.
Parables from Nature 99 Cents – Updated Edition of the classic living story book.
The Burgess Bird Book for Children 99 Cents – This is the text to the wonderful Thornton Burgess Bird Book for Children. Additional materials include: Active Table of Contents for Kindle,Suggested narration questions to use with children. New introduction with some suggestions for studying birds with your children (as well as tips for family bird watching). Chapter explaining more about narration. annotated for Kindle.
The Burgess Animal Book for Children Illustrated Version – $1.99 – Beautifully detailed pictures are connected with stories of different mammals. There are several ways to enjoy this book. You can read straight through and enjoy learning about the animals as you go from chapter to chapter, or you can use it as a reference guide to look up pictures and facts about certain favorite animals. Easy to navigate by chapters, or by the clickable, alphabetized, list of animals.
Handbook of Nature Study $2.99 – A matchless handbook for decades, this classic has been the natural history bible of countless teachers and others who seek information about their natural environment. Written originally for those elementary school teachers who knew little of common plants and animals, and even less about earth beneath their feel and the skies overhead, this book is for the most part as valid and helpful to day as it was when first written in 1911.
A Magical Homeschool: Nature Studies 52 Wonderful Ways to Use Nature Studies in Every Season to Teach Science, Math, Art and More – $2.99 – Nature study can be an invaluable part of a child’s education. Nature study activities teach subjects such as science, art, math, language arts and geography in ways that get kids excited about learning. They can be done virtually anywhere and can involve all ages of children. Nature provides free and nearly free opportunities in every season for children to learn, grow and explore.