{Day 3} Neighborhood Nature Walk with Young Naturalists

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Nature Knowledge the most important for Young Children. — It would be well if all we persons in authority, parents and all who act for parents, could make up our minds that there is no sort of knowledge to be got in these early years so valuable to children as that which they get for themselves of the world they live in. Let them once get touch with Nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life. We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. -Charlotte Mason, Home Education

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Autumn is a lovely time to go on a neighborhood nature walk. With bags in hand, the children are eager to see what nature treasures they can find.

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Sometimes they find tiny treasures sprinkled in the grass.

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They fill their bags will all sorts of nature finds. The most exciting find among the group was the oak tree overflowing with acorns.

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Each day the children watch the squirrels scurry across our front yard preparing for winter. They gather acorns and black walnuts to leave by their favorite trees in hope of seeing their squirrel friends.

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Sometimes you have to take a short nap after such a busy day!

Do you enjoy taking regular neighborhood nature walks with your children?

Resources for a Neighborhood Nature Walk:

Neighborhood Nature Walks with Young Children @ Spell Outloud

7 Nature Walks to Take with Children @ Our Montessori Home

This post is part of a series: 31 Days of Nature Study for Young Naturalists. You can find all of the daily posts linked on the introductory page. I hope you will continue to join us for this journey through October!

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