Monday, February 3, 2014

Charlotte Mason- A brief explanation

"Train a boy in the way he should go; Even when he grows old he will not depart it" - Proverbs 22:6

There is a lot of information out there to better describe exactly what Charlotte Mason was all about, but here is an overview in a nutshell. Charlotte Mason was a British educator who had an intense desire to teach children and teach them well. I love her teaching motto and hope to adapt it to fit our own lifestyle, "I am, I can, I ought, I will." (isn't it amazing?!) Included in her teaching methods are as follows:
  • Living Books- A book written by one person who is extremely passionate or who is an expert on the topic. (NOT textbooks)
  • Habit training- Learning the habits of attention, perfect execution, obedience, even temperance, neatness, kindness and punctuality. 
  • Short lessons- Lessons less than 20 minutes for young children. With a "time limit" children won't linger in lessons and get right to work!
  • Nature Study- Get outside, journal, observe, learn EVERY DAY! 
  • Art Study- Studying paintings, listening to music, reading poems. Developing a relationship with art.
  • Handicrafts- Learning any useful skill.
  • Unorganized play- and lots of it :D
  • The Bible- To be read every day.
There is more to it (ie. narration, dictation, language arts, math, etc) but since our little one is so young we will be sticking to the pre school lessons. I am so excited to embark on this next chapter of our life. Won't you join us?
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