What Is A Living Book?

  For the children? They must grow up upon the best .  There is never a time when they are unequal to worthy thoughts, well put; inspiring tales, well told. Charlotte Mason Whether you’re home educating using the Charlotte Mason method, classically schooling, unschooling or any of the other fabulous ways to educate your child you read…

Coming Up Next Week!

“The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.” ― Charlotte M. Mason Happy Friday friends! Just wanted to pop on tell you what’s coming up next week on the blog – I’m proudly naming it ‘Living Books Week’; there will be…

Can You Tell Your Truth From Your Twaddle? Shedding The Light On Living Books

“The children must enjoy the book. The ideas it holds must each make that sudden, delightful impact upon their minds, must cause that intellectual stir, which mark the inception of an idea,” Charlotte Mason, School Education, p.178.   Be it a blog post or ‘show notes’ here’s an overview from my Periscope broadcast earlier today…

Winter Poetry

Out of the bosom of the Air Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poetry can be,  without a doubt, daily delectable soul food but so many of us archive it in the…

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Series – Volume 1 (Audio 3)

  Now, that work which is of most importance to society is the bringing up and instruction of the children––in the school, certainly, but far more in the home, because it is more than anything else the home influences brought to bear upon the child that determine the character and career of the future man…

5 Ways Charlotte Mason Has Impacted My Life #themasoneffect

We should always have something worthwhile to think about, that we may not let our minds dwell upon unworthy matters – Charlotte Mason My interest in the life and works of Charlotte Mason stems from early on in my research before embarking on actually teaching our children at home. I often still feel in the…

5 Reasons (or reminders) Why We Should Read Aloud To Our Children

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ― Marilyn Jager Adams In a time where there are SO many distractions and forms of digital entertainment for our children it’s so easy to drop the beautiful…

Picture Books for Learners

Last night, as I was driving to collect my daughter from youth my mind wandered onto the well-thumbed book sat on my coffee table that I’d almost finished. I recalled the events that I’d been immersed in over the past week and how when I googled the author and discovered she had died a few years ago…