CM 15: Sarah Bliss, Nature Study with Littles
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Episode 15: Interview with Sarah Bliss, Nature Study with Littles
Description: In today’s episode, Julie H. Ross is joined by author Sarah Bliss as they discuss nature study for the young and special needs children. Their discussion travels through topics of the benefits of nature study, a description of a typical nature walk, how being in nature can help children with sensory processing dysfunction or ADHD, and how nature study can aid in learning the habit of attention. This rich conversation finishes with resources to use in your nature study.
Bio- Hi, There! I am Sarah Bliss, author of Holistic Homeschooler. I am happily married to the man of my dreams and together we raise two adorable children. We obviously homeschool and believe home education is more than academics. I hold a personal philosophy that homeschooling is holistic and encompasses the whole child - body, mind, heart, spirit.
When I refer to the spirit, I mean the Holy Spirit, and that one's own spirit needs daily nourishment from the word of God. I homeschool mainly using a Charlotte Mason Philosophy of Education. I absolutely love nature which is why the nature study aspect of Charlotte’s philosophy really speaks to me. We spend hours outside, on nature walks or the occasional hike. Additionally, I have a burning desire to take our homeschool journey on the road and share our travel adventures with anyone who will read or listen. Yet, this is a plan in progress so for now we are casually road-schooling. Finally, I am a Registered Nurse, with the heart to spread educational information on health, wellness, and physical fitness. You can often find me enjoying a trail run anywhere in nature. I hope to be a source of encouragement and inspiration as we travel along this homeschool journey together.
Nature Worth Observing: https://holistichomeschooler.com/product/nature-worth-observing/
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock https://amzn.to/2RsGGw9
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv https://amzn.to/376uYOt
"Here Come Nature Books" by Alice Gaudy https://reshelvingalexandria.com/pub/series/here-come-nature-books-by-alice-e-goudy
Junior Science Books https://www.librarything.com/series/Junior+Science+Books
Step Up Books https://www.librarything.com/series/Step-Up+Books
Quote: 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, volume 1, pg 61
Bible Verse: Psalm 8:4-6 What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
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