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The great outdoors

13 May

Being outdoors seems to really suit us all at the moment.  The monster baby seems to need huge amounts of exercise daily, and can be a total pain in the early evening if he hasn’t had his exercise fix! I’m finding more and more that E is happiest outdoors. She loves exploring nature, meeting minibeasts, climbing trees, watching birds make their nests.  It calms her down, and gives her space to be with friends, or play on her own as it suits her.

Need to invest in some spotters guides.  Any recommendations?  I let often let the side down by not knowing what tree/bird/insect we’re looking at!

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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Nature, Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “The great outdoors

  1. pixieminx

    May 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Ooh, had to stop and say Usborne Books! – OK I have a fetish for them but they really are great for nature spotting. There is a Series of Nature trail books like this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trees-Nature-Trail-Usborne/dp/0746084048/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305293200&sr=1-9 or loads of the spotter’s guide like this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trees-Usborne-Spotters-Guide-Various/dp/0746073542/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305293282&sr=1-1. I managed to con DH into buying almost all of them when they were on offer at Book People.

    Life seems to be so much easier outside for us also, especially out in the garden. 🙂

     
    • Schools Out

      May 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

      Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 I’d seen some friend’s kids with the usborne spotters books and had mentally written them on my shopping list 😉 Wish our garden were a bit bigger, its a bit overcrowded, but have lots of nice open spaces locally to escape to!

       
  2. Merry

    May 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Hello,
    (Hoping I haven’t already asked you and forgotten where on the blog I had got to!)

    I’d be very pleased if you’d join the “typical home ed day in photos”, a long standing blogring tradition, that I’m hosting on my blog over the next week or so 🙂

    http://www.patchofpuddles.co.uk/archives/5314/a-typical-home-ed-day-in-photos-request-for-carnival-submissions

    Merry
    xxx

     
  3. clarekirkpatrick

    June 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Have nominated you for a ‘versatile blogger award’: http://bit.ly/jUT0Lt Don’t do it if you don’t want to! Hope you don’t mind x

     

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