*This post was updated in May 2019*
Two years ago, I set out to create mini eBooks to help you better understand Charlotte Mason's philosophy by organizing her words into topical PDF's. Her volumes spiral through so many subjects, touching a bit of each in almost every one. Intentionally categorizing them gives an organized source to refer to when we are needing ideas about a topic.
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I had been spending a lot of time on this blog explaining to you what I think Charlotte Mason's words mean, nut by doing this, I'm able to present you with resources to understand her words yourself. Use that "thinking love" (also a podcast, BTW!) to determine what her words mean for your family and how you feel convicted to implement them.
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Charlotte Mason by Topic
This will focus on teaching children to read.
Many people view September as the start of the year, so what better time to really focus on habit training?
This is such a complex topic- not only developing the habit of obedience in our children, but understanding what kind of obedience we should expect from them.
Thinking and Ideas
Young children, even the very young ones, must be encouraged to think. We can do this by inspiring them with the most thought-provoking ideas!
The Purpose of Education
Charlotte Mason’s purpose of education is very different from the world’s. We are not called to just fill our children up with facts, but to help shape their character and to inspire them.
The Divine Life
There is no separation between our spiritual lives and physical lives. January is a great time to recommit to and reevaluate how we teach our children about God.
Education is an atmosphere, and creating a positive home filled with ideas will especially benefit the youngest learners.
Out of Doors Life
Spring is here (in the Northern hemisphere, at least!) and many of us our thawing out. Charlotte Mason’s words on the benefit of out of doors life for little ones are so inspiring!
The Way of the Will
The child that we consider to be strong willed is actually weak of will. Charlotte Mason explains how we can help develop a child’s will so that he or she becomes self-motivated.
Charlotte Mason has so many beautiful thoughts on motherhood. I’m rounding up her passages that celebrate the beauty of motherhood!
It’s tempting to hover over our children, but by practicing masterly inactivity, as Charlotte Mason urged, we can give our children opportunities to learn and to make valuable mistakes.
Patriotism and Citizenship
The passages on patriotism and citizenship sometimes surprise me! This is a topic that I can’t wait to investigate more.
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