Parent Resource List

Nature and Children


    Tom Brown's Field Guide: Nature and Survival for Children - Tom Brown, Jr., with Judy Brown

    Tom Brown Jr has published many books on survival skills and philosophy.

    Richard Louv - Last Child in the Woods

    Wildcraft!: An Herbal Adventure Game - Learning

    A coorperative board game that explores healing herbs.  Learn about plants and have fun doing it.

    Naturalist skills

    Peterson Field Guides - many kinds.

    Recommended: Mammals, Eastern Birds, Eastern Reptiles and Amphibians, Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants

    Mammal Tracks and Sign - Mark Elbroch (has also published Bird Tracks and Sign)

    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide - Lawrence Newcomb

    Psychology and COmmunication


    Enki Education – Beth Sutton – (draws upon Waldorf, Montessori, United Nations Multicultural curriculum, sensory/neurological integration, and uses seasonal rhythms, movement, multiculturalism and the arts)

    Ontario - Ministry of Education - Homeschooling Guidelines

    Curious abour the legalities of homeschooling in Ontario?  Click the link to get the official scoop on what's legal.  

    Recommended Reading list for children***

    • Wise Child - Monica Furlong
    • My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George
    • Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George
    • The Talking Earth - Jean Craighead George
    • Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O’Dell
    • The Education of Little Tree - Forrest Carter
    • Hatchet - Gary Paulsen (check out his other books too)
    • Two Little Savages - Ernest Thompson Seton (also check out other books by this author)
    • Never Cry Wolf - Farley Mowat (also check out other books by this author)
    • White Fang - Jack London
    • Kim - Rudyard Kipling
    • Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
    • Vanishing Boy - Alexander Key
    • Walkabout - James Vance Marshall
    • As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me - Josef Martin Bauer
    • The Long Walk - Kerry Greenwood
    • Holes - Louis Sachar
    • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
    • Incident at Hawk's Hill - Allan W. Eckert
    • The Other Way to Listen - Byrd Baylor, also check out other books by this Author
    • The Farthest-Away Mountain - Lynne Reid Banks
    • Eragon series - Christopher Paolini
    • Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
    • Hoot - Carl Hiassen
    • Istland of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O’Dell

    *** Be advised not all these books may be suitable for your child.  Please use your own parental discretion in choosing which of these books is appropriate for them.