Book Title: A Charlotte Mason Education: A Homeschooling How-To Manual
Author: Catherine Levison
Genre: Homeschooling; Education
Publisher: Champion Press
Why Did I Choose It? To give myself a better overall picture of the Charlotte Mason method to help determine if it truly is the method I wish to use for my youngest child.
A Bit From The Back Cover: The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of homeschooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will both inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.
Review: Why did I not pick up this book over 8 years ago when I began our homeschool adventure?! Oh, I know why.... at the time I was just overwhelmed by all that was happening in our lives to extensively learn anything other than what I already knew... but oh I wish I had! I believe Catherine Levison gives a wonderfully simplistic overall introduction to the Charlotte Mason method and demonstrates how to begin the journey in a way that is not over boggling to the homeschool parent's mind in any way. The book, though only brief, is chock full of resources and suggestions on how to approach the subject areas using the Charlotte Mason approach. It is well-organized and easily understood. Each chapter is only a few pages long at most and gives a brief but thorough overview on how to approach the subject with Charlotte's methodology, an approach unlike that of the public schools of our day - school days should be fun, relaxed and igniting a passion for learning within our children. It has given me the affirmation that I needed that this is the approach for us and that it will be most doable and, most likely, by far less time-consuming than any other method I've used previously. This will be a resource that I will keep handy to refer to over and over again.
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