Last week we blogged a post about our Nature Journals… And what an easy and accessible activity it is for everyone to join in. I wrote about how for nature journaling it really helps to have local guide books, especially ones that are geared towards children, on hand. Well it turns out that our favourite resource books from Struik Nature have just become posters. And they are totally fabulous posters…
Let’s Meet the Posters
There are four posters in the series, with at least 50 animals of each type included on the poster. And who knew how many different types of buck there were in Southern Africa!!!
The series includes posters of mammals and insects,
Snakes and other reptiles,
As well as common birds of Southern Africa.
Each animal has it’s name written in four of our major languages… English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu, so it is a great way to get familiar with animal names in other languages.
There are extra little details included, especially in the insect poster, where insects in their various life stages are included in the poster… not necessarily a pretty sight, but my kids were intrigued.
Otherwise there has been the naming of regular house guests…
And at last we are beginning to easily identify birds spotted in the garden. It really makes a big difference to see the birds and their names consistently for them to stick in our heads!!!
My guys have been intrigued… pointing out things and learning heaps of new things as well. While the books associated with this series are never away on a shelf and always out, being used for one project or another having a poster up really does teach you things without feeling like you are studying at all.
We received a set of posters from the publishers, Struik Nature and Penguin Random House South Africa, and we loved them so much that we decided that we needed a set of posters for our readers, as a GiveAway as well. We have a set of posters to give to a nature loving reader, anywhere in the world… all you have to do to stand a chance of winning is leave a comment, before the end of play on Saturday 11 June and tell us which South African animal you would like to meet one day.
We will draw and publish the winners in the Fabulous Fun Post after the 11 June. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway. Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!
We would like to thank the publishers Struik Nature and Penguin Random House South Africa who supplied us with copies of the books to review and giveaway. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.