Key Features of the Charlotte Mason Method
Living books are vital to a Charlotte Mason education. Books, chosen with the utmost care and precision, and written in such a way so as to capture the imaginations of the children. These books, written in an engaging, narrative style, speak to the soul of the child, providing food and nourishment for the mind.
Charlotte Mason education children are surrounded by living ideas whether it be through books, time in nature, listening to music, or studying the great artists. These ideas are what spark passion in a children, and excite them to take their education further. Facts alone are not enough to educate a child.
After each lesson’s reading of the text the children tell back what they have heard. This is called narration and is a distinctive attribute of a Charlotte Mason education. This is where the children’s minds begin to do the work of their education.
Lessons are just the right length to keep the students’ minds sharp and focused. The practice of short lessons helps develop the habit of attention and allows for a full and varied education.
Children get their first ideas from nature and are encouraged to watch, record, and enjoy the changes they see in the natural world year in and year out. Much time is spent in the outdoors where the students hone their observation skills, and learn to appreciate the wonder and beauty of God’s creation first hand.
In a Charlotte Mason education we are educating the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. The curriculum is full and varied, allowing the students to form relationships with all manner of living ideas. All subjects, be it art, mathematics, science, or music are equally valuable to the development of the children.
What to Expect from Charlotte Mason Beehive
An Authentic Charlotte Mason Education
Untold hours have been spent studying Charlotte Mason’s work, and the workings of the Parents’ National Education Union, in order to develop a full-bodied and authentic programme of work suitable for children of the twenty-first century.
Up to Date Lesson Books
We recognise the need for our students to be put in touch with quality living books, and also deserve to be presented with current information. We have therefore made careful edits and additions to many of our lesson books, whilst fully maintaining the spirit and style of the original.
A Christian World View
Like Charlotte Mason herself, we hold to a Judeo-Christian world view and are committed to delivering an education steeped in the truths of the Gospel.
Products Made with Love
We love what we do and are passionate about all our products. You can rest in the assurance that all content has come from the heart; and is of the highest quality. We wouldn’t sell anything unworthy of our own children’s education.
Picture Book Companions
Unique to our brand is the Pictures for a Living Education series of companions which accompany many of our lesson books. Designed to enhance your students’ learning, the books are made up of dozens of high quality glossy pictures, photographs, and maps.
Detailed Lesson Plans
Our lesson plans contain everything needed to successfully deliver a living education in your home. With features, such as detailed teacher’s guides; step by step lesson plans; supply lists; copy work passages; exam questions; and much more, you’ll spend less time on lesson planning and more time on the things you love.
Regular New Content
continually working on new products, and ways to better serve our growing customer base. New resources are released on a regular basis ensuring that our content remains fresh and up to date, and continues to serve the needs of our students and their parents.
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