Whether originally delivered as lectures to local P.N.E.U branches in various parts of England or written especially for the journal, the Parents’ Review is a wealth of nature study advice and encouragement. Just in this collection some suggestions include: diagraming animal tracks, keeping a small garden—even if it’s just a window box—, and making bird, insect, or flower lists. Yet, amidst the many suggestions, Rev. Thornley, Miss Rooper and others do not forget the obstacles which sometimes get in the way of a delight in nature, and offer a great deal of sympathy and help for students and teachers who find nature study less natural than desired. As Miss Drury and the others model the kind of nature study set forward, they assure the reader that delight and curiosity rather than the stress of a checklist ought to characterize the study of the outdoors.
–“How to Keep a Nature Note-Book” by A.C. Drury –“Nature Study in the Home: Nature Study the Children’s Study” by Rev A. Thornley –“The Charm of Nature Study” by G. Downton –“Children’s Gardens & What They Teach” by E. Warner –“How to Interest Children in the Outdoor World” by C. A. Rooper