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How to Make an Authentic Book of Centuries (includes free printable)

Not just a Charlotte Mason timeline, learn exactly what a Book of Centuries is, how to make one, and how to use one. Includes free printable copy! "A Book of Centuries is just a Charlotte Mason timeline book." I cringe when I hear those words. Like a grizzled fisherman casting his line into the water, my mind pulls up a dusty memory of a thick manila-covered book from Sonlight. A dark line runs horizontally across ...
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Dyslexia and Charlotte Mason: What You Need to Know

Learn the 8 ways you need to change Charlotte Mason for your dyslexic child. My husband and I stared at the reading specialist on the other side of the Starbucks table, a mixture of relief and apprehension in our eyes. The whir of the coffee machine and soft '90s music faded to the background as the diagnosis rang in our ears. Dyslexia: severe to profound. A thick stack of papers lay in front of me, ...
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How to make the best loop schedule to banish overwhelm

Learn how to make a loop schedule for your homeschool! (with free printable) My daughter giggles as her bearded dragon scampers up her arm. After an hour of therapy and online class, she’s taking a much-needed short break before we start our lessons. I look down at the schedule I’ve plotted for the week and rub the back of my neck. Shaking my head, I know there’s no way I can ask her to do ...
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13 Secular Preschool Programs for Charlotte Mason Homes

Learn about 13 secular preschool programs that work with a Charlotte Mason homeschool. Are you searching for a preschool program that will help you bring Charlotte Mason's ideas to your little ones? Need a little hand-holding? Are you tired of asking for recommendations only to find that the program that looks lovely also will "provide a firm foundation in Christ"? I've done the research for you and found several preschool programs and resources that are ...
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Reading aloud? This is the best way to keep your child engaged

Learn 5 super-easy strategies to keep your child's attention during read aloud times. It happened again. I had read an entire selection from our current read-aloud to my child. I could see her attention wandering, and by the end I knew I had lost her. I knew it was an interesting book. I knew if I could keep her attention while I was reading aloud she would love it. But when I finished with that ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Go On Nature Walks with Your Children

Learn why you shouldn't go on nature walks with your children, and what you should do instead. What do you picture when you hear the words "nature walk"? Is it a woman in Edwardian clothing walking briskly down a country lane, taking deep power breaths through her nose? ("Ahhh... smell that country air!") An adult in jeans and tank top leading a small group of kids, clapping to get their attention, then pointing at a ...
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The Magic Flute from Living Music from the Heart: Is It Right for You?

Learn how to introduce music and an instrument to your early elementary child even if you have absolutely no idea how to do it. Living Music from the Heart (Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. This means if you buy after clicking through a link, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.) You’ve thought about a piano or keyboard like Charlotte Mason recommended, but that’s just too expensive right now. Besides, ...
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Step-by-step tutorial to CM Exams

Does the idea of giving exams terrify you? Here's a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the process. Exams don't have to be scary!The purpose of examsUnlike many exams where the purpose is to find out what the child knows and does not know, Charlotte Mason exams instead are designed to showcase what the child knows.They are not only an assessment tool for the parent, but also let the parent or teacher know what the ...
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Diversity

Ultimate Guide to Diverse Books

Have you struggled to find diverse books for your children? One of the problems we face as home educators is ...
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Is Charlotte Mason only for Christians?

You’ve heard things about this Charlotte Mason method, and the more you read the more it sounds like exactly what ...
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5 Mythology Books for the Heathen Homeschooler

Bringing our own religious beliefs into a Charlotte Mason education can present a challenge, simply because there is no pre-made ...
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Charlotte Mason for the rest of us

What does that mean? "For the rest of us"? Not Charlotte Mason-lite. Not Charlotte Mason-inspired. Not Charlotte Mason-ish. We knew ...
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How-to

How to Make an Authentic Book of Centuries (includes free printable)

Not just a Charlotte Mason timeline, learn exactly what a Book of Centuries is, how to make one, and how ...
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Dyslexia and Charlotte Mason: What You Need to Know

Learn the 8 ways you need to change Charlotte Mason for your dyslexic child. My husband and I stared at ...
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Reading aloud? This is the best way to keep your child engaged

Learn 5 super-easy strategies to keep your child's attention during read aloud times. It happened again. I had read an ...
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Step-by-step tutorial to CM Exams

Does the idea of giving exams terrify you? Here's a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the process. Exams don't ...
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Lessons learned giving Charlotte Mason Exams

lessons learned you can apply immediately to your own homeschool. What happened when I gave my child Charlotte Mason exams ...
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Form III Schedules for Today

LEARN THE FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF Middle School SUBJECTS IN A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION, AND UPDATE FOR TODAY!Making a homeschool ...
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6 Essential Charlotte Mason Resources (you can’t live without)

Discover the six essential resources that will help you create the Charlotte Mason homeschool you've dreamed about. Are you tired ...
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Beginner’s Guide to CM Terminology

Crack the code to Charlotte Mason lingo and feel like an insider.A big stumbling block to any new field is ...
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Easy & relaxed Charlotte Mason schedule for early elementary (Parents’ Review)

Learn to create a CM routine with no timers or alarms.Does the thought of keeping a rigid school schedule with ...
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Form II Timetables for today

Learn the frequency and duration of upper elementary subjects in a Charlotte Mason education, and update for today!We've looked at ...
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How to Make an Authentic Book of Centuries (includes free printable)

Not just a Charlotte Mason timeline, learn exactly what a Book of Centuries is, how to make one, and how ...
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Dyslexia and Charlotte Mason: What You Need to Know

Learn the 8 ways you need to change Charlotte Mason for your dyslexic child. My husband and I stared at ...
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How to make the best loop schedule to banish overwhelm

Learn how to make a loop schedule for your homeschool! (with free printable) My daughter giggles as her bearded dragon ...
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13 Secular Preschool Programs for Charlotte Mason Homes

Learn about 13 secular preschool programs that work with a Charlotte Mason homeschool. Are you searching for a preschool program ...
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Reading aloud? This is the best way to keep your child engaged

Learn 5 super-easy strategies to keep your child's attention during read aloud times. It happened again. I had read an ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Go On Nature Walks with Your Children

Learn why you shouldn't go on nature walks with your children, and what you should do instead. What do you ...
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The Magic Flute from Living Music from the Heart: Is It Right for You?

Learn how to introduce music and an instrument to your early elementary child even if you have absolutely no idea how ...
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Step-by-step tutorial to CM Exams

Does the idea of giving exams terrify you? Here's a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the process. Exams don't ...
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Lessons learned giving Charlotte Mason Exams

lessons learned you can apply immediately to your own homeschool. What happened when I gave my child Charlotte Mason exams ...
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8 Great Podcasts for thinking homeschoolers

Discover intriguing new podcasts to add to your playlist. Between homeschooling, keeping the house reasonable, getting time outdoors, and all ...
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Parents’ Review

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Form III Schedules for Today

LEARN THE FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF Middle School SUBJECTS IN A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION, AND UPDATE FOR TODAY!Making a homeschool ...
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napping kids using a relaxed schedule

Easy & relaxed Charlotte Mason schedule for early elementary (Parents’ Review)

Learn to create a CM routine with no timers or alarms.Does the thought of keeping a rigid school schedule with ...
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Some books recommended in the Parents’ Review

We continue today with reading through The Parents’ Review [1890] Vol 1, No 4.  I’m quite excited about today’s entry ...
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Foreign Language for the Littles

Do you struggle with how to teach your preschooler a foreign language? Charlotte Mason suggested beginning at the earliest ages, ...
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Artist Study with Charlotte Mason

Artist study is one area I’ve always struggled with. I don’t know much about the artists or styles or periods ...
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Secular CM habit training: dawdling

Habit training:  give me a shout if you love it. (Silence) Yeah, me neither 🙁 I think habit training is ...
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13 Secular Preschool Programs for Charlotte Mason Homes

Learn about 13 secular preschool programs that work with a Charlotte Mason homeschool. Are you searching for a preschool program ...
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The Magic Flute from Living Music from the Heart: Is It Right for You?

Learn how to introduce music and an instrument to your early elementary child even if you have absolutely no idea how ...
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6 Essential Charlotte Mason Resources (you can’t live without)

Discover the six essential resources that will help you create the Charlotte Mason homeschool you've dreamed about. Are you tired ...
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Whole Family Rhythms: An Honest Review

Yesterday I saw the announcement that Whole Family Rhythms is closing on June 15, 2019, and they don’t know what ...
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Review: Legends of the Staff of Musique – Foundations of Music

Do you struggle with how to teach music to your early elementary student? Have you tried music books written for ...
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Charlotte Mason Plenary: A Review

You’ve wanted to discuss Charlotte Mason’s works in an inclusive, accepting group. One where you felt comfortable sharing your own ...
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