Home Education – Charlotte Mason

Education is An Atmosphere

“Education is an atmosphere-that is, the child breathes the atmosphere emanating from his parents; that of the ideas which rule their own lives” (Vol 2, p247) “Education is an atmosphere” can be a difficult concept to translate into words.  We comprehend the tangible and yet this foundation word for Charlotte Mason’s approach to education is not […] Read more…

Immersion in Quality Literature

My childhood home was a home of books; thousands of books, I don’t recall many picture books, but we had shelves of quality novels mixed with twaddle. These surrounds encouraged my own love of reading. Making the decision early on to home educate our children, I began reading about home education approaches and knew our […] Read more…

Charlotte Mason and Dictation

When Koala was seven I heard of Charlotte Mason for the first time, her ideas resonated with me, in particular her teaching on Language Arts and Living Books.  At nine Koala began dictation lessons,  they have long been part of our learning. Over the years we have used various resources, Bible passages, Psalms, Catechism questions, […] Read more…

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