I don’t know about you, but I yearn to live in the country and grow most of my own food. The pull of country life is great!
Instead, I have had to settle for a suburban home with a garden where I can grow vegetables. And books to teach Lexi about country life.
Anatomy – The Quirky Details Of Country Life
Julia Rothman has written a fantastic four-book series called Anatomy. Each book is a beautifully illustrated guide to nature and rural living. These books are a visual treat and an excellent educational tool.
The first book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life, is a visual tour of life on a farm.
The second book, Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World, is an enchanting guide to the great outdoors.
Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Our Edible World, takes you on a mouthwatering and visually exciting dive into the culinary world.
Finally, Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the World Under the Sea is an aquatic adventure from the shoreline to the depths of the oceans.
As a homeschooling parent, I believe that learning through our environment and nature is very important.
The Suzuki philosophy (usually applied to teaching young children violin) is based on the principle that all children can learn a musical instrument in a positive environment. This can be applied in a broader context to almost any learning.
Similarly, Charlotte Mason, the 19th-century educator, believed, “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”
I’ve used books to create a positive learning environment. We frequently combine books and nature to learn. The Anatomy books are one such tool for us.
The information is presented in a brilliant, easy-to-digest visual format that kids love. The drawings are colorful, appealing, and scientifically correct. This makes them a great companion for outdoor exploration.
Or, for kids living in cities and unable to get to the countryside (particularly during lockdowns) they are a great alternative to outdoor exploration.
Where To Buy
We’ve moved house recently and are planning another move in the coming months. While I LOVE physical books, I have chosen to buy the Anatomy series in electronic format.
Our electronic format of choice is Amazon Kindle.
However, it is available in paperback too.
I recommend buying the Anatomy bundle as I did. Should you want to buy them individually too you can.
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DISCLAIMER: This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The fact is, I’m crazy about these books, and want to shout it from the rooftops anyway.