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Books I’ve Read Recently

Unfortunately, I did not keep a list and so I do not even remember all of them.  I did not write down titles, make notes, or even save them in my Kindle.  As we CM educators like to say, ask your children to narrate only the books you want them to remember. Oops.   I guess remembering wasn’t that important to me.  What […]

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Responsibility in the Selection of Books

In her essay ‘Books That Have Hindered Me,’ Miss Agnes Repplier says, “So many grateful and impetuous spirits have recently come forward to tell to an approving world how they have been benefited by their early reading, and by their wisely chosen favorites in literature, that the trustful listener begins to think, against his rueful […]

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Isaac Watts: On Improving the Mind by Reading

Previously II. The next way of improving the mind is by reading, and the advantages of it are such as these : 1. By reading we acquaint ourselves, in a very extensive manner, with the affairs, actions, and thoughts of the living and the dead, in the most remote nations, and most distant ages, and that […]

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Reading Slowly

It’s hard to put a book down when a student is  loving it. It’s hard for most of us, as parents, to even begin to think of that as a  sensible procedure.  But it really, really does make a difference when children have time  to reflect on small portions of what they have read in […]

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Geography, CM style, and some Free4Kindle Books

Charlotte Mason on the teaching of geography, from volume 6 of her 6 volume series on education (used with permission). She quotes Traherne: “When I heard of any new kingdom beyond the seas the light and glory of it entered into me. It rose up within me and I was enlarged by the whole. I […]

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