Feel like ditching school to spend a day at the beach? Here's what she says about nature study for moms:
"The knowledge of Nature which we get out of books is not real knowledge; the use of books is, to help the young student verify facts has has already seen for himself. Let us, before all things, be Nature-lovers." (p. 254)Wondering if you should spend that extra fifteen minutes cleaning the kitchen or enjoying your current read with a cup of tea? Let's see what she might say about that...
"it is only so far as he is intellectually alive that he can be effective in the wonderful process which we glibly call 'education.'" (p. 279)Spent a bit more than you expected to at the library's last book sale? (Not that I ever do that.) Charlotte has you covered!
"if it is needful to exercise economy, let go of everything that belongs to soft and luxurious living before letting go the duty of supplying the books, and the frequent changes of books, which are necessary for the constant stimulation of the child's intellectual life." (p. 279)Next time an over-big box of books arrives in the mail, I'm just going to call it living out a Charlotte Mason education! ;)