I have read this book many times now, going back and highlighting and writing notes. There is so much information gathered into this book that you really need to take bite sized pieces in order to process them and work them into a doable method for teaching. This book will not only give you an indepth overview of Charlotte Mason's method, but will give you so much more to go off of. My favorite is the chapter on Mother culture; a real life saver for the busy mother!
I am a young mother who is looking for ideas on how to raise my children and homeschooling. I am very pleased to encounter with this book and the whole idea of home education of Ms. Charlotte Mason. Ms. Karen while explaining Ms. Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy, she also gave her own experience in applying these methods. It is truly worthy to read this book.
I love this book and the beautiful, classic illustrations throughout are delightful. I also enjoy the format with subheadings so I can skip through and find a paticular part. It is fun to read and I refer to it again and again, like visiting a friend for reassurance. Karen has a soothing low key writing style that is very pleasant and easy going - a joy to read. I have used the wisdom in it in my homeschooling and it has a permanant place on my bookshelf. Love it. Thank you, Karen!