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The Case for (Charlotte Mason) Kindergarten with Jennifer Dowdy

In the last episode of the podcast, Amy and Leah explored what Charlotte Mason really said about kindergarten. Today, they are back with Jennifer Dowdy from Charlotte Mason Mama to talk about how and why we might want to create a kindergarten year for our younger children. Jennifer, a veteran Charlotte Mason homeschooler of thirteen …

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What did Charlotte Mason really say about Kindergarten?

On the Thinking Love podcast, we love to bust Charlotte Mason myths and in this episode we’re taking on kindergarten. While we firmly believe in ‘gentle and quiet early years’, Charlotte Mason never said that kindergarten is wrong, harmful, or off-limits. Tune in for a helpful conversation about how to approach the education of our …

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Teaching without Words: Using Masterly Inactivity and Atmosphere in your Home

As homeschoolers, we often focus on what we do: the curriculum we use, the books we read, the co-ops we join. Charlotte Mason, however, reminds us that our children’s most important lessons often have nothing to do with us. In this episode, we explore masterly inactivity – how the art of doing nothing allows atmosphere …

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Cultivating a Love of Music in Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool

Charlotte Mason wrote that “music is a necessary part of education.” While she recommended that students learn to sing and play an instrument, at the core of Charlotte Mason music learning is enjoyment. That’s right – the best thing we can do for our kids is to put on music and enjoy it with our kids. …

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How to Teach Homeschool Art (the Charlotte Mason Way)

In this episode of Thinking Love, we are joined by Dallas Nachtigall from Bestowing the Brush to talk about the art of teaching homeschool art. Dallas has thrown herself into researching art instruction in Charlotte Mason’s schools and, as an artist herself, now helps homeschool moms bring art instruction into their homes. We had a …

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