Unsure where to start. Overwhelmed with options. Spinning your wheels.
Bring simplicity to your Charlotte Mason journey and root yourself in the essentials: deep principles of education that will set your focus, build your confidence, and give you the practical tools to educate the Charlotte Mason way.
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Instead of check boxes and to-do lists, Charlotte Mason developed broad principles that show us how to give our children a beautiful, well-rounded education whether they are toddlers or teenagers. With this book, you will learn some of the most fundamental and action-oriented of these principles, so that you can apply them in your home right away and build your confidence as a Charlotte Mason educator.
Amy has written a lovely, encouraging and practical book! Before Curriculum is a jewel for families just beginning their Charlotte Mason journeys and for those who are a little farther down this path! She offers more depth to three of Miss Mason’s practical tools (atmosphere, discipline & life). They are fundamentally necessary early on—before parents begin to flesh out formal curriculum. Yet these principles or tools are vitally important in all phases of our Charlotte Mason homeschools.
As I read each section, I found rich grace, conviction and helpful “how-tos” for my own family’s homeschool! And after I finished reading Amy’s book, I also gained a renewed encouragement to continue deepening my understanding of Charlotte Mason’s method and philosophy through reading her own volumes.
So, roll up your sleeves and jump in! May the Holy Spirit be your guide as you glean further understanding and ideas about these practical Charlotte Mason principles in Before Curriculum!
CM Home Educator
West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Hi! My name is Amy. I’m a wife, a homeschooling mom of three boys, and an American ex-pat living in the north-west of the UK. I have an MA in Education and worked for a number of years in higher education before leaving the workforce to take care of my children.
I first learned about Charlotte Mason when my eldest was just a baby. Since then, I have been reading, writing, and talking about her philosophy. I share the practical working-out of my Charlotte Mason journey at my blog, Around the Thicket.
You will also find me at the Thinking Love podcast, where I am a co-host, chatting about Charlotte Mason, the early years, and more.
I am very pleased to offer my resources on a ‘choose your price’ basis. This means that you get to consider the value of the resource to you and make a payment that accords with that value as well as what you can afford. This makes me so happy for several reasons.
Charlotte Mason passionately believed in ‘a liberal education for all’. So do I. ‘Choose your price’ helps me get my work into as many hands as possible while sustaining my ability to continue my work. Thank you for your help!