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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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Dragonflies and Damselflies

This is how you know if you are looking at a damselfly or a dragonfly; look at the wings. Each member of the dragonfly family extends both wings out like airplane wings while it basks in the sun or rests in the shadow.There is one big, white-bodied dragonfly species called the whitetail which slants its […]

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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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Children are worthy of the best- that’s not elitism

“I believe the unique difference in this method of learning over all others is that Literature weaves a Golden Thread through all the subjects taught. Enthusiasm for Good Books is the Main Theme.   Whatever fault there may be in the Parents’ Union it is certainly not lack of enthusiasm. This enthusiasm springs from contact […]

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Charlotte Mason, Art, and the Science of Relations

In Childhood, the Prelude, William Wordsworth refers “To those first-born affinities that fit Our new existence to existing things, And, in our dawn of being, constitute The bond of union betwixt life and joy.” Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives several meanings for ‘affinity:’ 1. The relation contracted by marriage, between a husband and his wife’s kindred, and between […]

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