I’ve been thinking about Outdoor Secrets (which we already own) and am disappointed that we haven’t used it yet and could possibly miss out on it. Do you think that I could use it next year with a 6 and 8 year old? Or would it be too light for the 8 year old? We have already started something else for this year. Maybe I would be better off using 106 Days with them? Interested to know your thoughts! Thanks 🙂
They will actually be an older 5 and 7 when the next school year starts, if that makes a difference :).mama_nicklesParticipant
I am using it with my 7 and almost 5 year old and we are finding it a bit light. I am using it as a starting point and adding in other books and activities when I can. You could always just read the book over the summer next year and not do the companion.ShannonParticipant
It is just sweet nature stories. It doesn’t have to be your science curriculum. You can add to it with other books or just enjoy the stories as sweet nature stories. I think the ages of your children would be perfectly fine. Don’t miss it, but also don’t feel like it has to be super organized to become ‘curriculum’. Just follow up on the topics that interest them as you normall would. Make sense?
Thanks! I think it would probably be too light. We will probably just read the books at some point. I’m sure we’ve read some of them already, and I probably have some more scheduled for this year (I forget, I need to look at OS again). Was hoping we had enough curriculum on hand for next year :).
Yes, Shannon – that makes sense! 🙂JanellParticipant
Well, I am using it with a 4, 6, and 8 year old. We are doing it over one term doing one lesson a day (50 lessons total). It doesn’t have to be spread out over the entire year. Since I wanted this season to include an introductory nature journal focus, Outdoor Secrets is wonderful for my family.jenhorsfallParticipant
I used OS with my then 6 year old and it was perfect. There is no reason why you cant use it for nature studies. It was simple to use and I even learned quite a bit from the book. We used the internet for those items that we were not familiar with and my son still asks me questions about some of the plants, like “mom, is that a goldenrod’? and such. It brings a smile to my face. Nature studies should not be difficult and just because it’s easy does not mean there’s nothing to learn. I do suggest using the study guide and suggested books to go along with it. Otherwise it would seem kind of boring.
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