Reading lessons that use the elementary reader Charlotte Mason recommended!
A child who is advancing in reading skills thrives on interesting words and suitable challenges. Whether your child needs more reading instruction or just an opportunity to practice reading aloud, Mrs. Barbauld’s Hymns in Prose for Children is just the reader for that stage!
Short fables, and such graceful, simple prose as we have in Mrs Gatty’s Parables from Nature, and, still better, in Mrs Barbauld’s prose poems, are very suitable. Even for their earliest reading lessons, it is unnecessary to put twaddle into the hands of children (Vol. 1, p. 205).
- Make reading lessons delightful and effective.—If your child needs more practice recognizing words as he reads, you can easily guide him through Hymns in Prose for Children. The optional teacher book and bonus CD (included with the teacher book) provide lesson plans based on the wonderful methods Charlotte Mason recommended for beginning readers and that were used in From Words to Books: Delightful Reading, Level 3. The CD (and e-book download) include the word lists, along with PDF files of the word tiles and letter tiles that you can print as needed.
- Use for recitation and copywork.—Hymns in Prose for Children provides beautiful passages for your child to memorize and recite for the enjoyment and benefit of others. You can also use them to improve your child’s penmanship by encouraging him to copy the hymns, little by little, slowly and carefully in his best handwriting. Hymns in Prose copybooks are available.