This is the perfect book to get started with the Charlotte Mason philosophy! With real life examples of how the Charlotte Mason philosophy looks in her homeschool, Cindy West provides an attainable step-by-step guide to implementing the philosophy in your homeschool one step at a time. I wish I had this book when I was first getting started implementing a Charlotte Mason education.
Are you overwhelming trying to implement the Charlotte Mason philosophy? It can be difficult to figure out which aspect of the philosophy to implement next.
In Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Cindy West has broken the process down into 18 easy lessons. There are two things I love about this book.
- Cindy shares stories about how she implemented the Charlotte Mason method in her homeschool, making it work for her children. Seeing how this looked in a real homeschool is helpful and encouraging. It makes implementing the Charlotte Mason method seem attainable in any homeschool.
- At the end of each chapter, she includes a “homework” suggestion to help you implement that aspect of the philosophy. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult or time consuming! It’s simply a challenge to find a way you can make one small change over the next week.
If you work through this book one chapter a week you will have made 18 small changes that will add up to have a BIG impact on your homeschool. I wish I had this book when I was first getting started implementing a Charlotte Mason education.