Monday, July 10, 2017

6 Charlotte Mason Books for Homeschooling Moms



It's mid-July and I know that many of you are planning the new school year. What a fun time, isn't it? Ordering books, purchasing your supplies, and drawing up a plan to make it all happen.

That is why I wanted to devote some of the Summer Reading Series to homeschooling. If you wanted to teach your children the gentle art of learning this year using the Charlotte Mason method then you are in the right place!

 "Children should be taught their duty toward God. It is their duty. That which they owe, to love Him "with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their strength" these things are seldom taught as they should be."  

 -Charlotte Mason

When the children were younger we used several of the methods that she recommended. It was fun and the kids really enjoyed it. I hope this list will be helpful to you.

6 ENCOURAGING CHARLOTTE MASON BOOKS

1.  A CHARLOTTE MASON COMPANION: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE GENTLE ART OF LEARNING




Charlotte Mason's principles of education are not only a way of learning but also a way of life. A Charlotte Mason Companion gives you powerful tools to create an extraordinary learning experience. At the turn of every page, you will meet a practical idea and the inspiration to carry it out. Chapters on using good books, heroes in history, poetry, art and music appreciation, nature study, the atmosphere of home, the discipline of habit, keeping up enthusiasm, (to name a few) are referred to again and again by Karen's readers. Since its debut in 1998, A Charlotte Mason Companion continues to be one of the most trusted and often quoted books in the home school world. Plenty of encouragement, wisdom and gentle instruction await you in this beautifully written and beautifully illustrated book. You will not want to loan this one out!

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE.


2. A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION: A HOME SCHOOLING HOW-TO MANUAL



The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of home schooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will be inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 


3. MORE CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION : A HOMESCHOOLING HOW-TO MANUAL




Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained in Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family down an enjoyable and successful path of home schooling.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 

4. FOR THE CHILDREN'S SAKE: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION FOR HOME AND SCHOOL




For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be, based on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human-to be a child, a parent, a teacher-and on the Christian meaning of life. The central ideas have been proven over many years and in almost every kind of educational situation, including ideas that Susan and Ranald Macaulay have implemented in their own family and school experience.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 

5. WHEN CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN: A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CHARLOTTE MASON'S PHILOSOPHY FOR TODAY



It can't be denied-children have an inherent desire to know. Teachers and parents can either encourage this natural inquisitiveness or squelch it. There is joy in the classroom when children learn-not to take a test, not to get a grade, not to compete with each other, and not to please their parents or their teachers-but because they want to know about the world around them!
Both Christian educators and parents will find proven help in creating a positive learning atmosphere through methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason that show how to develop a child's natural love of learning. The professional educators, administrators, and Mason supporters contributing to this volume give useful applications that work in a variety of educational settings, from Christian schools to homeschools.
A practical follow-up to Crossway's For the Children's Sake, this book follows a tradition of giving serious thought to what education is, so that children will be learning for life and for everlasting life.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 



Book Number Two in the Charlotte Mason Topics series, The Outdoor Life of Children is a compilation of Charlotte Mason’s writings on the topics of Nature Study, teaching natural philosophy, and the importance of children being out-of-doors. Now all of Charlotte Mason’s writings on Nature Study and the outdoors (from the original six-volume set) are located in this one, easy-to-use volume.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

  • Knowledge Through Senses
  • Out-of-Door Geography
  • Flowers and Trees
  • ‘Living Creatures’
  • Field-Lore and Naturalists’ Books
  • Teaching Natural Philosophy
  • … and more!

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE.



THERE ARE MANY MORE ENCOURAGING BOOKS BY CHARLOTTE MASON THAT YOU CAN FIND HERE. 







What are your favorite Charlotte Mason books?

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