Living Books For the Ears

First, let's discuss what a "living book" is. Living books are a part of the Charlotte Mason method of educating although many others use living books also. (You can read the 20 principals of the Charlotte Mason philosophy here.) She believed that children should be respected, not talked down to and their books shouldn't be dumbed down. Nature walks and journaling play a big part of this method.

Living books are of a higher literary quality. The books are engaging and enjoyable. They cause the mind to stir and create ideas. (Definition of "living books")

Living Books For the Ears have free downloads of living books. This is a great resource for any method of homeschooling. At the very least, it will provide some quiet time for mom and stimulate the children's minds at the same time!
If you use living books or the Charlotte Mason method, please share your experiences! If you would like to know more, please post your questions and we'll see if we can find some answers for you!

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Yolanda said...

Our children are now adults and while they were young neither one of us knew Jesus personally. Only Sunday morning pews.

With having said that, do you read for fun, yourself? If so, I highly recomment When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin.


My Little Nest said...

Thanks for multiplication tip...getting ready to dive in with my 3rd-4th grader! There's so much for these kids to learn, and it seems like the year has gone by so fast.


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