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Books & Things (7)
Charlotte Mason’s practical suggestions for using living books and things to give our children a real education.
Thoughts on whether the Charlotte Mason approach can accurately be described as gentle.
Take a closer look at what Charlotte meant when she said, “There is no education but self-education” and how her methods embody the tools to do that.
Practical tips for working on good habits or character traits the Charlotte Mason way.
How the Charlotte Mason approach differs from the other main homeschooling approaches.
A look at Charlotte Mason’s encouragement and ideas toward forming just opinions—an important duty for each person in life.
Answers to reader questions about homeschooling through high school the Charlotte Mason way.
How Charlotte Mason math lessons support the parents’ motto that “education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”
Practical ideas and tips to help you make the transition to the Charlotte Mason Method in your home school.
A Growing Time (8)
Charlotte taught that the goal of education is growth—growing, not just knowing. This series discusses three essential elements to growth.
Our top picks for living books that cover the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods.
Narration Basics (6)
Learn the basics of Charlotte Mason narration in this essential series.
The Early Years (8)
Practical counsel from Charlotte Mason for the preschool years.
Subject by Subject (18)
How to teach each school subject in a Charlotte Mason way.
Our top picks for living books that cover the Early Modern time period.
Ideas for combining the children for as many homeschool subjects as possible.
A look at five essentials that will help you and your children learn the most from a narration lesson.
Our top picks for living books that cover Modern Times.
CM Myths (4)
Statements we’ve heard people make about Charlotte Mason, along with the facts that either support or disprove them.
Charlotte Mason’s methods and philosophy of education are wonderfully balanced in so many ways. Here are gems of wisdom from her ideas that will help you keep a good balance in your own life.
The will shapes your child’s character. Here’s how you can strengthen your child’s will and your own.
CM Methods are effective for all ages, not just for the elementary years. These articles discuss what changes, what stays the same, how to handle grades and transcripts, and habit-training in the high school years in a Charlotte Mason way.
Good Habits (3)
The two keys to developing good habits in your life and your children’s lives.
Exam Week (2)
Charlotte Mason gave exams at the end of every twelve-week term. Let’s look at what those were like.
Charlotte Mason’s thoughts on how we can help our children strengthen their wills to be able to do what is right even when they don’t feel like it.
Three tips that will help you have a successful year of homeschooling.
Knowing the core values of the Charlotte Mason method will help you homeschool with confidence!
Getting Started (6)
Practical help and tips for the homeschooler who is new to the Charlotte Mason Method.
Tips and hints on the art of reading aloud.
Our top books for teaching Bible.
Education Is (8)
Learn about Charlotte’s philosophy of education as an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.
Discover the simple, sensible, and effective ways that Charlotte Mason taught language arts.
Six reasons I love the Charlotte Mason Method that have stuck with me for all the years I’ve used it. Trust me, these reasons grow sweeter as the years go by!
Our top picks for living books that cover Ancient times.
Posts and comments about the five categories of habits Charlotte Mason mentioned in her writings.
Ideas and practical tips from Charlotte Mason on including handicrafts in your home school.
Narration Q&A (18)
In which we answer your questions about this wonderfully versatile staple of the Charlotte Mason home school
Our favorite living books for learning about cultures around the world.
Posts and comments about Charlotte Mason’s thoughts on allowing children freedom within boundaries.
Teaching Reading (5)
Charlotte Mason’s gentle and natural ideas for making reading lessons a delight.
Techniques Charlotte Mason used to teach elementary arithmetic.
Learn how to do each Charlotte Mason method.
Nature Study (8)
The beautiful picture that unfolded as we studied Charlotte Mason’s writings about Nature Study.
Three helpful gems taken from Charlotte Mason’s counsel to her student teachers.
How prepared dictation fits into the overall scheme of Charlotte Mason’s approach to language arts
Happy Results (13)
Real families tell how the Charlotte Mason method has worked in their home schools.
Learn about the methods Charlotte Mason advocated for assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term learning.
Picture Study (4)
The delightfully simple yet effective way that Charlotte Mason gave her students an appreciation for art.
Practical ideas to help make homeschool days flow smoother.
Habits Q & A (12)
Answers to reader questions about habit training.
Posts and comments based on Charlotte Mason’s principles of habit-training.
Thoughts on Charlotte’s motto for students and what it means to parents.
How a parent’s tact, watchfulness, and persistence play key roles in the child’s successful habit training.
Nature Study Q&A (9)
Karen Smith joins Sonya to answer reader questions about nature study.
Ideas from Charlotte Mason’s schools that we can use to encourage physical activity and recreation in our homeschools.
A look at the three foundational questions Charlotte encouraged mothers to answer as they plan their children’s education.
It is the parent’s business to lay down and maintain the rails of good habits in a child’s life.
An overview of how Charlotte Mason methods look in each grade, showing you the big picture and giving you confidence that this wonderful homeschool approach is enough.