Tag Archives: Charlotte Mason

Four Moms On Teaching Writing

 The Four Moms are:  Connie, at Smockity Frocks Kim at Life in a Shoe Kimberly at Raising Olives And me!! Let me say first that I do believe writing is a craft, and like all crafts, some have a natural bent towards it, and some don’t.  You cannot turn any child with a pen and […]

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Sign Language Resources

    Need practice fingerspelling, and reading fingerspelling, but don’t have anybody to practice with? This is cool! A video fingerspells words, you type in the word being fingerspelled, and it tells you if you’re right or not. You can adjust the quiz for ability levels, choosing from 3 letter words to 6 letters and […]

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How Childhood Habits Become the Vices of Adulthood

How Childhood Habits Become the Vices of Adulthood, from The Essays of Montaigne “I find that our greatest vices derive their first propensity from our most tender infancy, and that our principal education depends upon the nurse. [Mothers and fathers often overlook, or look dotingly, on childish behaviors] Yet these are the true seeds and […]

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Of Reading for Writing

  Cindy asks: I am not questioning the need to know grammar, in general, or the grammar of any subject, in particular, I am questioning how that is best accomplished. […] But should the technicalities of a subject take up so much time that we never get to the heart of the matter? One of […]

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A Ragbag of Quotes on Doing Ye Next Thinge

“Do Ye Next Thinge.” “Lose this day loitering, and ’twill be the same story To-morrow; and the next, more dilatory: The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost, lamenting o’er lost days,” says Marlowe, who, like many of us, knew the misery of the intellectual indolence which cannot brace itself to “Do ye […]

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