Each issue offers intriguing articles and first-hand stories, crossword puzzles, trivia questions, and reader-submitted photographs, drawings, and questions. Each Crew Mate has received the August and September issues of Nature Friend along with their supplement Nature Friend Study Guides. These guides provide additional word puzzles, research ideas, tips on nature photography, and even writing lessons. The Study Guides help parents make the most of the educational information in Nature Friend.
Nature Friend is unique among children’s nature magazines because all the information is presented from a Christian, Biblical perspective. God’s hand in nature is honored throughout the magazine. The magazine’s first issue was published in 1983 by the Brubaker family. Nature Friend is now published by Kevin and Bethany Shank of Dayton, Virginia. They describe Nature Friend in these words:
We are a children’s magazine the whole family, including the grandparents, can enjoy. We publish twelve issues per year, six of which are gently nudged towards an older age. They are the January, March, May, July, September, and November issues. This is easiest to observe by the two-page art lesson that goes a bit more in-depth than the one-page lesson. While 8-16 may be a nucleus, we publish drawings by 3-4 year olds and quotes/writings from parents and grandparents.
Please check out Nature’s Friend for yourself – then come back here and read what the Crew has to say.
21 thoughts on “Nature Friend Magazine”
This magazine was fun!
Debra at http://debrakb.blogspot.com
I love this magazine! I'll be glad to get this worked into our budget!
Beautiful photos and great articles.
We enjoyed the "You Can Draw…" section.
The photography is amazing!
I plan to subscribe. We loved it!
Kimberly @ welovetohomeschool.blogspot.com
I love this magazine and will figure out a way to order it for my family!
My girls really enjoyed "drawing and doing" with the magazine! We had a lot of fun reviewing this one!
Edited by tlpgina on Oct. 6, 2009 at 1:35 PM
The "I can Draw" section was a big hit with my kids.
It was nice to see a nature magazine that reveals God's glory.
We loved the amazing photographs!
great magazine – so nice to have one i don't have to "monitor" so closely
We loved Nature Friend! This is high on the list of possibilities for Christmas gifts.
Lisa C. from "Back to Nature at the Wyldhouse Homestead" @ http://www.homesteadblogger.com/wyldhousehomestead
LOVE this magazine!
I enjoyed this magazine thoroughly, thanks
I really liked the magazine but found it to be more appropriate for older grades.
love, love, love, love, love this magazine!! wish i'd discovered it sooner!!
Loved this magazine! Amazing pictures and quality
This Study Guide is a great addition to an already wonderful magazine.
A beautiful Christian nature magazine! We love it!
This magazine honors our Creator and has amazing photographs, along with fun activities. The study guide was good for in the car too.