Charlotte Mason Friendly Preschool at Home

Charlotte Mason Friendly Preschool at Home

In my last post, I listed the reasons why our family is spending time on ‘preschool’ this year. Despite Charlotte Mason’s belief that children shouldn’t have formal lessons before the age of six, I think that our approach to preschool…

Teaching Reading the Charlotte Mason Way - Getting Started

Teaching Reading the Charlotte Mason Way – Getting Started

It’s easy to think that there isn’t much to do school-wise for the first six years of a child’s life when you plan to home educate the Charlotte Mason way. She assertively states in her writing that a mother’s (modern-day…

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

What Americans are Getting Right and Wrong in Their Obsession with Parenting

Parents are investing more and more time into their children’s development, Alia Wong points out in the beginning of her recent article on The Atlantic: The American Obsession with Parenting. Wong points to several studies showing that this is quantitatively true,…

Three Simple Activities to do when your Preschooler is Interested in Rainbows

Three Simple Activities to do when your Preschooler is Interested in Rainbows

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that N age-nearly-three asked me if we could make a rainbow. I saw this as a great opportunity to follow his interest and to expand his experience with rainbows. Today I want to share…

How to Get Started with Child-Led Learning

How to Get Started with Child-Led Learning

I will be the first person to admit that I am a bit pooh-poohey about home preschool curricula. We know that young kids need to play. A lot. So, for the most part, I don’t have any big plans as N. approaches…

Respect Play

Respect Play

When N was much younger, a friend asked how was getting on. This happens to be one of my favorite topics, and I quickly started describing how he was hitting different toys with a mallet – obviously figuring out the different…

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