Charlotte Mason Inspired Resources

Charlotte Mason Inspired Resources

I have to admit that I’ve learned much more than I expected from this series. I’ve come to truly appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a Charlotte Mason education, and I’m excited to go back, implement what I’ve learned and take advantage of the resources shared. How about you? What have you learned from this series this month? Before we close, I’d like to highlight some of the wonderful resources both paid and free, that were shared by the contributors…

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10 Charlotte Mason Education Books You Must Read

10 Charlotte Mason Education Books You Must Read

In this second part of this series we covered why CM is great for boys, digital learning and formal lessons. We learned how Charlotte Mason can inspire a love of learning and reading. We learned about the feast of subjects, like picture study and Shakespeare, as well as the benefits of CM for working moms. As we near the close of the series, I’d love to share 10 Charlotte Mason education books…

How Charlotte Mason Provides Peace of Mind for the Working Mom

How Charlotte Mason Provides Peace of Mind for the Working Mom

A Relaxed Method Prior to beginning home educating my children, I did quite my own research on the different educational methods available. I really felt drawn to  the Charlotte Mason method, and later on to the Classical method. We did one year of Charlotte Mason inspired boxed curricula through Sonlight, and joined a Classical Conversations Community. I also realized that both can be applied together. When I learned about Charlotte…

7 Principles for Teaching The Feast of Subjects in a Charlotte Mason Education

7 Principles for Teaching the Feast of Subjects in a Charlotte Mason Education

Teaching the feast of subjects in a Charlotte Mason education can seem overwhelming or daunting at first, but don’t let the number of subjects intimidate you. When I first saw the subjects taught in a Charlotte Mason education I thought um, that’s a lot of different subjects, how in the world would we ever be able to cover it all? There’s Bible, Language Arts (which includes reading instruction, copywork, recitation, oral…

3 Reasons For Shakespeare in Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool

3 Reasons For Shakespeare in Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool

Shakespeare entered my children’s lives completely by accident. As I browsed through videos on demand, I came across “Shakespeare in Love”. Since I hadn’t heard of it, I paused to read a brief synopsis. My then 5-year-old walked in and tried to read the very funny word on the screen. When she finally managed, she asked what the word “Shakespeare” meant. Delighted, I dropped what I was doing and gave…

8 Reasons Why We Include Picture Study in Our Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool

8 Reasons Why We Include Picture Study in Our Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool

When I decided to homeschool, I knew that Charlotte Mason was going to be a big influence on the way we approached our learning, especially in the early years. I loved the emphasis on reading, nature, and the arts. I loved the short lessons, the variety of topics covered, and the respect given to the learner as the captain of their own education. And I loved the simplicity. As complicated…

Charlotte Mason and Formal Lessons: Waiting Until Six

When I had my first child I remember trying to care for her to perfection. I began motherhood with such excitement and enthusiasm it was almost exhausting. I made her baby food, I breastfed on demand (until she self-weaned), I taught her baby sign language. My husband and I took turns reading a book to her every night, singing a song, and saying prayers. I had to do everything just…

How to Have A Digital Charlotte Mason Education

How to Have A Digital Charlotte Mason Education

“A digital Charlotte Mason education? How is this possible?” You might be asking yourself after reading this post headline. YES!! It is possible. We are a homeschool family who follows a Charlotte Mason homeschooling approach and loves digital learning as well. So in this post, I want to share with you how we make it possible and what we use in our homeschool. I’m writing this post assuming you are…

Inspiring a Love of Learning through Charlotte Mason Methods

Inspiring a Love of Learning through Charlotte Mason Methods

There’s a young boy, fidgeting in his seat again and gazing out the window at who knows what. Secretly wishing he were outside, jumping in puddles and exploring, he is suddenly called back to the mundane task of filling out a worksheet by sharp words from his exasperated teacher. To this boy, learning is a chore and education is a dirty word. There is no joy for him in the…