justamouse Posted March 19, 2012 Share Posted March 19, 2012 (edited) I know I've heard Andrew Kern say that Charlotte Mason should be read, and that she should be read slowly. A friend of mine, who has read all 6 volumes of her writings, told me that if you read one of her volumes it's is volume 6 because it is at that point that her philosophy is the most developed. I know Mr. Kern says that, I know. I have a question mark hanging above my head. Perhaps I should ask him on his blog? Thanks for the tip, because truthfully, it's not center front in my head right now and not something I'm willing to go fine tooth comb at this point. Connections, you know, I have no idea how I'm going to go about this-I fell into backwards and trusted what I saw as the result. Now how to go about it purposely? Sigh. I'm using Angelicum Academy's study guides and Ignatius Press' Critical Editions which are edited by Joseph Pearce, who is a Shakespearean scholar. To your other part about running the show-I read aloud a lot. A whole lot. They read by themselves for about an hour each day, the girls more because they love to go to bed early so they can read their fun books, but on top of that, I would say I real aloud to them from different books about an hour a day. Mine are of the age where I CAN do that, and don't have to worry about blowout diapers and toddlers and the chaos that ensues. If I had to go back and do it with the littlest hatchlings, I would probably be reading while nursing. From there, we discuss a lot. We are a chatty family at the table, while we're sitting around and such. We talk a lot over lunch and dinner, and on hikes and stuff-today while gardening. As we go about life together. But No One talks in the morning. And no one had better. That is the time for sitting at the table quietly, reading the paper and doing the crossword (there's three of them that attack the puzzle, Dad, oldest and 12ds, and they all erase each others answers. It's quite fun to watch) and drinking coffee. Edited March 19, 2012 by justamouse Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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