If the following statements describe your child, then he or she is

An Observer...

(also known as a Naturalistic Learner)

  • These learners like to make distinctions and observe how things fit together.
  • They relate to their world by comparing themselves to other people and the natural world around them.
  • They often see themselves as part of a bigger picture and feel a sense of stewardship for the Earth.
  • They are very aware of the natural world and enjoy studying plants, animals, and natural phenomena like weather and outer space.
  • They always love to be in the outdoors.

Step Three: Experience

Here comes the fun part... I'm sure you'll agree with me that the best learning actually feels like playing— hence the name of this website. So with this in mind, the learning suggestions given below are carefully crafted activities that your Naturalistic Learner will naturally enjoy doing anyway! (Please note that while I tried my best to include activities that span the ages of all children in the elementary grades, any certain activity may not appeal to all age levels.)

As an extra bonus, when you click on any of the learning suggestions that are underlined in orange text, I have added links to specific product recommendations related to each activity. Please note that Playing2Learn will earn a commission (at no additional cost to you) should you choose to purchase through them.  Thanks in advance for your support!

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These suggestions are just the beginning and I hope you use them to think of even more ways that your child can experience learning that feels like play! (And if you like this, I have much more to share— see details at the bottom of this page...)

Your Observer Will Love To:

Plant & tend a terrarium

a "fairy garden," and/or a crystal display

Visit the zoo, an aquarium,

or public garden

"Shadow" (observe & follow) a veterinarian, a botanist, or an astronomer for a day

Look at bugs, plants, rocks, etc. through a magnifying glass 

or microscope

Watch a nature


Want More?

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How to Get Your Child Excited to Learn

(Even If They Hate School!)

In this webclass I build upon what you've just learned and offer you more insights

to help you easily capture your child’s attention & get them excited to learn ANY subject!

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