As a homeschooling mom I have explored many different techniques of education for my children. I love the classical method of education but I have always found that it is way too rigorous and demanding for our family. However, I have found that the Charlotte Mason way of education which is a much gentler way of educating is a much better fit for our family. There are several great books on educating the Charlotte Mason way for parent’s wishing to explore this gentle method of education. In fact I wrote an article in February of 2010 about Three Must Read Books on Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy of Education. If you have read those books here are four more books about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education that might interest you.
Charlotte Mason Study Guide
The Charlotte Mason Study Guide is written by Penny Gardner and is a great introduction to Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy. In her book Penny Gardner takes the ideas that Charlotte Mason discusses in her original series of books and puts them into a logical order for her readers. This book gives ideas for easily incorporating the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education into your homeschool, simplifying some of Charlotte Mason’s most important ideas. While this book is called a study guide, it does not have to be read alongside Charlotte Mason’s original series of books but can also be read by itself for those who have not yet read her books.
A Charlotte Mason Education and More Charlotte Mason Education
I lumped these two books together because they are both written by the same author, Catherine Levison. A Charlotte Mason Education and More Charlotte Mason Education go into detail about each aspect of Charlotte Mason’s theories and methods of education, allowing the reader to get a good grasp on what Charlotte Mason really believed about education. These books break Charlotte Mason’s education philosophies down into simple, manageable pieces of information for their readers while giving them a practical guide to help them implement her educational philosophies into their own homeschool.
Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education in Five Simple Steps
Written by Sonya Shafer and published by Simply Charlotte Mason Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education in Five Simple Steps is accompanied by a DVD that helps to take the guesswork out of how to plan your homeschool based upon Charlotte Mason’s teachings. The book covers everything from what to teach to how to incorporate it into your homeschool day. The book is filled with practical tips and ideas that can easily be incorporated into your homeschool.