Amy and I continue our chat with Leah Boden in this episode. Make sure to listen to Part 1: Bringing Beauty into the Homeschool if you haven't yet!
0:50- We might not fall in love with what we're doing right away.
2:00- There are many things I have to take slowly to gain confidence. Develop consistency, get used to something, and you might find something that you like.
2:55- What are some practical suggestions for incorporating these things into your day?
3:30- How do you approach your own planning, Leah Boden?
4:45- I have a rotation throughout the week of picture study and poetry study, folk song, classical piece, etc. Poetry study is constant in our house. We study a poet 6 weeks at a time.
6:00- Using voice recorder to record a poem.
6:54- Having lots of subjects that require a narration can be quite tiring.
7:55- When you are doing that focused time on music or art, what are some of the questions you might ask to tease out some of the deeper ideas?
8:50- Sometimes I start off with, "Did you like it?"
11:47- What fruit do you see in your daily life with your children that comes from regularly exposing your children to art, poetry, music...?
15:05- Increasing the capacity for joy in our children's lives.
16:10- Volume 1: Picture Painting. "Take a photograph with your eyes!"
17:40- Of course that's how the brain works!
18:50- Charlotte Mason doesn't assume that we are home educating. Leah, your older two children are no longer at home.
20:30- They have been raised in an atmosphere of music, art, reading poetry.
21:44- Someone asked me how to implement the philosophy if they aren't homeschooling. People read Shakespeare at night to their children, they read poetry at night.
25:10- Charlotte Mason unboxed