Category Archives: Nature Table

January with Iona Lobban, off grid homeschooling.

A warm welcome to everyone from a very cold and snowy Scottish woodland. As a new year has begun we embrace the fresh start but the weather reminds us that we are still in the deepest of winter. Days are short and nights are long and chilly, many of the animals on our wood are […]

Rabbit finger puppet, animal finger puppets printable

These little finger puppets are a great hand work project for older children or a wonderful one for adults to make and use in storytelling with younger children. Equipment 2 colours of felt, one white sheet at least 8.5cm x 10cm One bright spring colour at least 8.5cm x 10cm Thread White wool (for the […]

Observation: nurturing critical skills for science

Observation and Our Future: Observation is not simply noticing something. It’s more than that. It’s something that we all start doing from our childhood; something that is done intuitively. All science begins with the close observation and direct experience of physical world. From this foundation children can gather evidence and rather than just describing what […]