Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip. It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…
Bonus Tip: Read Up
Reading nature books is not necessarily required for a successful nature walk, but it adds so much to the experience. While it may be impossible to predict every topic you could encounter on your walk, it’s often easy to think of at least one or two.
Seasonal Nature Books
The easiest way to do this is to make a habit of reading seasonal nature books as a family. If you consistently read about what’s happening outside during each season, chances are high that you’ll spot those very things on your walks.
Your kids will be so excited to see in real life those things they’ve read about in books, and vice versa. And over time, this will build into them a nature vocabulary, giving them names for the things they observe in the great outdoors.
Need suggestions for seasonal children’s books?
Check out our favorites:
- Favorite Children’s Books for Spring
- 9 Favorite Children’s Books for Summer
- 3 More Favorite Children’s Books for Summer
- Excellent Butterfly Books
- Favorite Picture Books for Fall (updated)
- More Favorite Books for Fall
- Favorite Winter Books for Children
- Take a Winter Nature Walk
- Best Bird Guides for Kids
Check out the rest of the series 5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids:
Can you recommend a favorite seasonal book for kids?
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page