The things you need to make nature study work well
Artist Quality Pencils Are Essential
The note-books are a source of pride and joy, and are freely illustrated with drawings (brushwork) of twig, flower, insect, etc. ~ Charlotte Mason
Whether using them for nature journals, notebooking activities, or simply creating art for any reason, the highest quality art supplies are absolutely essential.
When I open my children’s notebooks or nature journals from more than twenty years ago, the colors are still as vibrant as they day they were done. So much care went into their work because the art supplies were easy to work with, bright and vivid without force, and gave them an immediate sense of satisfaction and desire to complete the drawing well.
Yalong 12 Pencil Set
to build a love for creating
Children love to produce art, unless they are given the wrong tools that make art tedious and the result of their work lacking in the vibrancy they envisioned in their head.
- 12 colors that are vibrant and easy to blend, shade, and layer with no effort
- High quality, easy to sharpen, and meant to last
- Great for new artists and sketches done on the go
72 Artist Quality premium colored pencils
to encourage excellence in artistic pursuits
Art pencils should draw smoothly and brightly from the moment the tip hits the page. The pencils should be easy to sharpen and last for years.
Art supplies that don’t yield the results desired extinguish the flame of creativity. Pencils that require effort to use…tire children out and discourage them from completing their work with excellence.
Tested by a homeschool mom that cares about your homeschool journey.
All over the internet, companies promise their pencils have rich vibrant colors. Nine out of ten times, they over-promise and way under-deliver. Even if you put muscle into it, the colors were dull, lackluster, and blah.
These pencils live up to the promise.
They yield a smooth and brilliant color and blend with mastery.
Give them quality supplies and they’ll produce quality work that brings deep satisfaction and encourages them to continue to develop their skills and add to their nature journals and notebooks.
of nature journaling done well
When you look over your children’s nature journals you will experience a sense of satisfaction at the beautiful chronicles of your moments outdoors, bound in a book that is as beautiful as God’s creation, and as lovely as your children’s thoughts and drawings.
Your nature journal will be made to last a lifetime or four. This beautiful keepsake will grow into a treasure for years to come, reminding you and your children of all the wonderful places you went and the interesting items in nature your family discovered.
The features of
Your Heirloom nature journal
An exercise book with stiff covers serves for a nature diary, but care is necessary in choosing paper that answers both for writing and brush drawing. ~ Charlotte Mason
The children keep a dated record of what they see in their nature note-books, which are left to their management and not corrected. ~ Charlotte Mason
Appropriate page count
Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life.
~ Charlotte Mason
Your journal will have just enough pages to complete in a year. You and your children will feel a sense of accomplishment at the completed journal. Every year they will start with a new journal ~ a fresh start, a world of possibilities with more mature thoughts and drawings.
Our giant sketchbooks were packed with more pages than any child or adult could be expected to fill in a single year, or even several years.
Once a week or twice a month, my children made heartfelt entries in their big, cheap journals. But at the end of each year, we experienced another elusive disappointment.
There were too many pages and so many pages were left undone.
This brought a feeling of incompleteness, of incompetence.
A nature journal should last for one year of nature study. The Heirloom Nature Journals have just the right number of pages for any child to complete in a year.
Because a child’s art abilities improve, and their interests change, a new journal enables the child to express their maturing personality and the essence of who God made them to be from year to year.
A NOTE ABOUT DAILY JOURNALING
Though some children want to draw and journal everyday, and may have a bent in that direction, the point of nature walks is to observe, to contemplate, to make connections, to notice, to develop neural pathways which build a foundation in scientific thinking and inquiry.
It is walking, noticing, exploring, finding, looking, watching, seeing, and thinking that grow their love for nature and their connection with the outdoors~ that sense of belonging and the foundation for understanding in every area of life.
You CAN do nature study well
Your child will value nature journaling with the highest quality journal and art mediums
Your nature journal will inspire your children
Your nature journal will be beautiful, just as God’s creation is, just as your child’s work is
Save with our Nature School Bundle
Everything you need to explore nature with excellence
Three Essentials for Nature Study
Total if essentials are individually priced: $77.97
For a limited time we are offering a 23% discount
Total for the Nature School Bundle: $60.00
Your children’s thoughtful nature observations and all their artwork will be perfectly preserved in the right journals, using the best tools, while discovering the world up close.