every child

can have a beautiful education

and we can enjoy the journey

“[Children] must be let alone, left to themselves a great deal, to take in what they can of the beauty of earth and heavens; for of the evils of modern education few are worse than this — that the perpetual cackle of his elders leaves the poor child not a moment of time, nor an inch of space, wherein to wonder––and grow.”

Charlotte Mason in Home Education, 1886

we have homeschooled our four over a decade

our children thrive best, and learn most, with freedom and creativity.

 

"In concentrating exclusively on teaching the child how to read, we have forgotten to teach him to want to read…somehow we lost sight of the teaching precept: What you make a child love and desire is more important than what you make him learn."

Jim Trelease

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2020-01-17T02:32:38-06:00

Jim Trelease

  "In concentrating exclusively on teaching the child how to read, we have forgotten to teach him to want to read…somehow we lost sight of the teaching precept: What you make a child love and desire is more important than what you make him learn."

 

"Children possess an unestimated sensibility to whatever is deep or high, in imagination or feeling, so long as it is simple, likewise. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them."

Nathaniel Hawthorne Lenox, July 15, 1851

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2020-01-17T02:50:23-06:00

Nathaniel Hawthorne Lenox, July 15, 1851

  "Children possess an unestimated sensibility to whatever is deep or high, in imagination or feeling, so long as it is simple, likewise. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them."

 

"Upon the knowledge of these great matters -- History, Literature, Nature, Science, Art -- the Mind feeds and grows. The person becomes what is called magnanimous, a person of great mind, wide interests, incapable of occupying himself much about petty, personal matters. What a pity to lose sight of such a possibility for the sake of miserable scraps of information about persons and things that have little connection with one another and little connection with ourselves!"

Charlotte Mason

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2020-01-17T02:56:28-06:00

Charlotte Mason

  "Upon the knowledge of these great matters -- History, Literature, Nature, Science, Art -- the Mind feeds and grows. The person becomes what is called magnanimous, a person of great mind, wide interests, incapable of occupying himself much about petty, personal matters. What a pity to lose sight of such a possibility for the sake of miserable scraps of information about persons and things that have little connection with one another and little connection with ourselves!"
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