Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Author: Karen Andreola
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Reseach & Supply Company
Category: Educational philosophy
A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason, this book reveals the practical day by day method of how to teach "the Charlotte Mason way". The author offers friendly advice, and humor, along with the joys and struggles of real homeschool life. The book covers education, parenting, homeschooling and lots of encouraging advice for mothers.
A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today
Author: Elaine Cooper
They're hallmarks of childhood. The endless "why" questions. The desire to touch and taste everything. The curiosity and the observations. 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.
A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook
Author: Sonya Shafer,Charlotte Maria Mason
Category: Child rearing
Discover the secret to smooth and easy days! "The mother who takes pains to endow her children with good habits secures for herself smooth and easy days." - Charlotte Mason. Charlotte likened good habits to rails on which our children's lives could run smoothly. It is the parent's business to lay down those rails. Here, compiled into one volume, are all the habits Charlotte mentioned in her writings with her thoughts and suggestions for cultivating each one. This work also includes Charlotte's help for breaking bad habits, hundreds of inspiring quotes, and lots of practical tips. - Publisher.
Author: Diane D. Lopez
Suggests a curriculum featuring a Christian worldview for each grade from kindergarten through sixth, and recommends useful books
A How to Manual
Author: Catherine Levison
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Communique-Tions
Category: Christian education
The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades.
The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities
Author: Charlotte Mason
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. The teachings and philosophies of Charlotte Mason, a British educator from the last century, are currently experiencing a revival, especially among American private and home schools. Mason's educational ideas were originally used by governesses in England to educate the children in their charge. Eventually, schools based on her philosophies sprung up throughout England, and her original training school became a college to supply teachers for the Parents' Union Schools throughout the world. Mason developed a lifetime love of learning in her students by actively engaging children firsthand with nature, literature, science, history, art, music, and avoiding dumbed-down materials - what she referred to as twaddle - as much as possible. The content of The Outdoor Life of Children was compiled and adapted by Deborah Taylor-Hough, long time homeschooling mother of three, author of A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason's Timeless Educational Ideas, and editor of the Charlotte Mason eMagazine. CONTENTS INCLUDE: Knowledge Through Senses Out-of-Door Geography Flowers and Trees 'Living Creatures' Field-Lore and Naturalists' Books Walks in Bad Weather Teaching Natural Philosophy ... and more! From the Foreword: "Nature Study is the backbone of introductory natural sciences in Charlotte Mason style homes and school, but Mason also felt it was beneficial for children to spend a great deal of time out-of-doors for their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. "In spite of often rainy, inclement weather, Charlotte Mason insisted on going out once-a-week for an official Nature Walk, allowing the children to experience and observe the natural environment firsthand. These excursions were nature walks, not nature talks. "In addition to the weekly Nature Walks, Mason also recommended children spend large quantities of time outside each day, no matter what the weather. Take a daily walk for fun and fresh air. "I want to encourage those of you who don't have your own fields and forests, there are other readily available opportunities for outdoor play and learning activities. Basically, go outside with your kids as often as you can. You'll all be healthier and happier, and you may even learn a thing or two in the process." ~Deborah Taylor-Hough, Seattle 2015 The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities is available in both paperback and Kindle ebook formats.
Helping Children Write Like They've Never Written Before
Author: Karen Andreola
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
Category: Composition (Language arts)
"A story starter suspends a student in the middle of a predicament. He is then faced with the question, "What happens next?" This is his que to expand and embellish the story however he wants"--P.  of cover.
What God Wants Us to Hear When We Talk to Our Kids
Author: Rachael Carman
Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub
Every day, parents find themselves telling their children the same things over and over: "Listen to me"; "Tell me where it hurts"; "Remember, I love you." Author Rachael Carman heard herself saying things like this to her children. Suddenly, she realized that God was trying to tell her the same things. She began listing all the things she told her children that she needed to remember herself, and the result is "SoundBites from Heaven: What God Wants Us to Hear When We Talk to Our Kids." Carman's book brings refreshing perspective to moms and dads as she reminds them that God cares for them just as they care about their own children.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.
The Means of Education
Author: Charlotte Mason
A selection of Charlotte Mason's writings on the topic of the place of ideas and books in the education of children. Mason's teachings on the topic of education required six large volumes to cover. This book makes it simple for homeschooling parents to find exactly what they need to learn about Charlotte Mason's thoughts on ideas and books. The teachings and philosophies of Charlotte Mason, a British educator from the last century, are currently experiencing a revival, especially among American private and home schools. Mason's educational ideas were originally used by governesses in England to educate the children in their charge. Eventually, schools based on her philosophies sprung up throughout England, and her original training school became a college to supply teachers for the Parents' Union Schools throughout the world. Mason developed a lifetime love of learning in her students by actively engaging children firsthand with nature, literature, science, history, art, music, and avoiding dumbed-down materials-what she referred to as twaddle-as much as possible.
A Home Schooling How-to Manual
Author: Catherine Levison
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
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.
An Introduction to Charlotte Mason's Timeless Educational Ideas
Author: Deborah Taylor-Hough
Are you disappointed with dumbed-down reading material ("twaddle") written for children? Do you wish for your children to feast their hearts and minds on noble ideas, fine art, and great literature? Are you hoping your children gain an appreciation of nature and a deep understanding of natural sciences? Most importantly, do you want your children to develop a lifetime love of learning? If you answered "yes," you may discover a Charlotte Mason-inspired twaddle-free education is just what you've been looking for. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: In the mid-1990's, Deborah Taylor-Hough set up one of the first Charlotte Mason homeschooling websites and edited The Charlotte Mason Monthly ezine. Debi currently edits The Charlotte Mason eMagazine and blogs at CharlotteMasonHome.com