form I early elementary timetables alarm clock

Learn the frequency and duration of early elementary subjects in a Charlotte Mason education, and update for modern life!Have you looked at the time tables but are having trouble translating it to our modern world?  Does it all look like a bunch of random subjects?  What do you do if you don’t want to do […]

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Have you struggled to find diverse books for your children?   One of the problems we face as home educators is finding books with main characters who are not of European ancestry.   This diversity is important so that children can both look into a mirror (see characters that are like them) and peer through […]

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four pillars of a peaceful homeschool

Your spouse is almost home from work and you still have no idea what you’re cooking for dinner.  You guess it’s spaghetti again, and hope the family doesn’t complain that it’s the second time this week.  You’ve been running all day but can’t figure out what you’ve done, and you still haven’t gotten a full […]

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Living Book recommendations from Parents' Review 1890 that are still in print or loved today

We continue today with reading through The Parents’ Review [1890] Vol 1, No 4.  I’m quite excited about today’s entry — it’s not an instructional piece, but rather reader submitted book recommendations! Reader Submitted Living Book Recommendations, circa 1890 (Not sure what a living book is?  Read this post for my explanation) Uncle Remus The […]

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learn exactly what a living book is and how to spot one. Charlotte Mason secular homeschooling

One of the most frequently asked question by those new to Charlotte Mason is, “what exactly is a living book?” What does that term mean? How do I know if a book is living? When I first started learning about Charlotte Mason through curricula that billed itself as CM (but actually wasn’t), and reading blogs […]

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Do you think that Charlotte Mason’s method of homeschooling and Waldorf homeschooling are opposed? They absolutely are not. While they do deviate substantially once the student reaches age 10 or so,  there are several things that Charlotte Mason homeschoolers can learn from followers of Rudolph Steiner. Charlotte Mason vs Waldorf One thing I’ve noticed while […]

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Do you struggle with how to teach your preschooler a foreign language? Charlotte Mason suggested beginning at the earliest ages, but how do we do that when we don’t speak the language ourselves? We know that using a curriculum for this age group is anathema to a Charlotte Mason education, but what should we do […]

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One of the biggest troubles newbies to Charlotte Mason have is reading books slowly. You look at all the great books on a curriculum list and dive right in … but then you’ve finished an entire term’s worth of reading in two weeks and think “this isn’t enough!” Or, you don’t follow anyone’s term schedule […]

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