Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Science and CM

Qite often our education system, and those of us influenced by that system whether we know it or not, reduce education, especially science education, down to something utilitarian.  It is only important insofar as we can ‘use’ it, for school, for jobs, and of late, sometimes for political battering rams.  We don’t care about the […]

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My Ideal Preschool Program

Reading Too Soon-  Excerpt: There is a widely held belief in this country (and many others) that if we start teaching children to read, write, and spell in preschool and kindergarten that they will be ahead of the game (and their peers) by first grade. We think that pushing our kids to start early will […]

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Charlotte Mason and the Cinema

Q. Don’t you think Miss Mason would have used movies had they been available to her? No, I don’t.  One reason is because movies were very much available to her. They weren’t talkies, it’s true, but nobody much cared at the time, the general public was very much enamored with this new form of entertainment.  […]

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Leaf Margins

  Leaf margins are the edges of leaves.  Different species have different types of edges.  You’ve probably seen those fun crafting scissors that cut paper to have different shaped edges- this is a similar result.  Not sure what brand of scissors God uses. Scientists have designated different names for the different shaped margins and it […]

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Charlotte Mason Education: Nature Study

Many people put off nature study and the nature journals that go along with a Charlotte Mason education.  They put it off until they know more, until they are more confident, until they have a schedule down, until they’ve learned more.  There’s nothing wrong with this- to a point. The problem is when a delay […]

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