Charlotte Mason Companion – Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning, Karen Andreola
In this large beautifully illustrated book Karen shares her lifetime experience following the Charlotte Mason Philosophy with her own children. The Companion was inspired by the Original homeschooling Series written by Charlotte Mason in 1880. There are few books on this philosophy that are as encouraging and enjoyable as The Companion.
It’s like having a friend to tea.
Karen leads you, step by step, into a gentle way of directing your child’s learning. And the richness of this book is in its gentle conversational manner.
Each one of the 49 chapters is a personal reflection on one of Charlotte Mason’s principles and how it can easily be implemented in your home.
The Charlotte Mason Companion will explain the principle of habits that you can lay down in your children’s lives. These will be the foundation you build upon.
3 chapters cover the art of narration and how to effortlessly include it in your homeschooling.
The semantics of language – reading, writing and spelling – are covered in detail.
And then of course, all the lovely and vital Charlotte Mason principles of nature study, art and music appreciation, living books and poetry.
The Charlotte Mason Companion is a book you will return to again and again to read, just as a refreshing glass of water is on a hot day.