Welcome to week 22, Education Based on Natural Law, Charlotte Mason Home Education Read-Along Series.
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Education Based on Natural Law Charlotte Mason Home Education Read-along
This week we are reading pages 96-97 of the Home Education volume. Education Based on Natural Law
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I am using the Original Homeschooling Series, Volume One, Home Education- the pink books.
A Healthy Brain
Charlotte begins by stressing that an active and duly nourished brain is what a sound education depends upon. The method of education should be based upon natural law.
In the first six years of life, CM states that every child should be given every opportunity through out-of-door life to build up an appetite for knowledge, as much as possible, by the way of their own five senses. Parents must make every effort to allow children the opportunity to become acquainted with nature and natural objects around them in a free, non-hindered way.
Habit the Instrument by which Parents Work
Habit is Ten Natures! Charlotte wants so much to show parents and educators that the formation of habits IS education and that Education is the formation of habits. She uses the example of the mother being as the turn table for pottery and a vital part of this process.
My takeaway from This Week’s Charlotte Mason Reading
My main takeaway this week is that I must help my children by simply “putting them in the way” to experience the natural world with their five senses. Nature and its objects will teach and my children will develop an appetite for what naturally stimulates their five senses. This “habit” of out-of-door life will produce part of the education I am seeking for them, I only need to take the opportunity as often as possible.