Charlotte Mason did not consider nature study to be optional. This podcast is an interview with a mother with eight children who took Mason's words to heart and exerted the effort to make it happen. Listen to her experiences and practical hints for being a successful mother of young naturalists.
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"Never be within doors when you can rightly
be without." (Vol. 1, p. 42)
"I venture to suggest, not what is practicable in any household, but what seems to me absolutely best for the children; and that, in the faith that mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." (Vol. 1, p. 44)
"We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things." (Vol. 1, p. 61)
Natural History Clubs from The Parents' Review via the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection
: "Our P.N.E.U. Natural History Club" "Natural History Club" "P.N.E.U. Natural History Clubs" "The Educational Value of Natural History" Charlotte Mason Institute National Conference Grace to Build Retreat