How do we apply the Charlotte Mason’s approach to our homeschooling? Some ways to apply her approach.

Charlotte Mason was an influential educator who believed in providing a broad and liberal education to children that included a focus on literature, the arts, and nature.

Charlotte’s belief that the child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his mind.  Her three words are “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.” She used those words to describe her approach to education.

Here are some ways: 


      • Emphasize living books: Rather than using dry, textbook-style materials, choose books that are well-written and engaging, and that inspire a love of learning. Aim for a mix of classic and contemporary works that cover a wide range of topics.


        • Use narration and discussion: Rather than just memorizing facts, encourage your child to narrate what they have learned in their own words, and engage in discussion to deepen their understanding.


          • Spend time in nature: Make time for regular nature walks or hikes and encourage your child to observe and appreciate the natural world. Use nature study as an opportunity to learn about science, art, and literature. The goal of Nature Study in the Charlotte Mason approach is to cultivate a sense of wonder, curiosity, and reverence for nature in children. It aims to develop a lifelong love for the natural world and a desire to protect and care for it.


            • Limit screen time: While some technology can be useful, Mason believed in limiting screen time and encouraging real-life experiences and interactions.


              • Prioritize the arts: Integrate art and music into your curriculum and provide opportunities for your child to create their own artwork and music.
              • Focus on habits and character: Mason believed in the importance of developing good habits and character, such as attention, obedience, and kindness. Encourage your child to develop these traits through daily practice and positive reinforcement


            By applying these principles, you can provide your child with a well-rounded education that emphasizes curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning.


            To learn more about Charlotte Mason click the link Charlotte Mason – Nature Journaling Thru The Seasons

            Free Charlotte Mason’s posters for your study room created and designed by me for you,

            click the link Free Resources – Nature Journaling Thru The Seasons


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