Simplify your homeschool while saving time and money!
Note: The Books & Things Seminar 4-disc set is being phased out of stock and will be available only while supplies last. This original resource has served its purpose well; but we felt it was time to update it and expand it along with new material, in order to make it even more helpful. We’re excited about the new Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way 12-disc set that will take its place!
Homeschooling does not have to be complicated or expensive.
Charlotte Mason taught that children can be most fitly educated on books and things. Good living books and the things around us help our children form personal relations and emotional bonds. And those bonds are what makes learning stick.
Join Sonya Shafer for a look at this simple, yet effective, approach to homeschooling. The Books & Things Seminar was recorded live, complete with questions and comments from the audience.
Enjoy your own copy of the seminar on DVD in the comfort of your home. You can watch it as you have time and refer to its helpful explanations again and again.
Books & Things works well as a stand-alone seminar or as a great follow-up to our All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar on DVD.
Here is a short sample on the benefits of an education based on books and things…
DVD 1: Introduction and Choosing Books
Gain confidence in selecting good living books that will work for your family. Learn how to find the best books that will be a great investment in your child’s Charlotte Mason education. (Approx. 45 minutes)
DVD 2: Using Books
Discover how Charlotte said to use living books. What should the teacher do, and what should the student do? Get an idea of how many books to use by looking at Charlotte’s schedule. We’ll even talk about how many pages her students averaged per day. (Approx. 60 minutes)
DVD 3: Using Things
See the things around you in a different light as you learn how they can be part of your child’s Charlotte Mason education. Charlotte specifically mentioned five types of things we should incorporate. (Approx. 60 minutes)
DVD 4: Four Ways to Destroy Your Child’s Desire for Knowledge
Know for certain what can destroy your child’s natural love for learning and find out how to steer clear of those pitfalls with an education based on books and things. (Approx. 30 minutes)
This attractive 60-page seminar book outlines the main points for all four sessions with plenty of room to take notes on the details. The back of the book is filled with many helpful examples that are used during the seminar sessions.
If you would like information on having Sonya present this seminar live to your group, visit our Speaking Request page.