This week's podcast episode on the Charlotte Mason method of education--the delectable education--is a question and answer session. Listen to this lively, animated, and slightly controversial discussion of short lessons, nature study, free time, and Bible lessons.
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"Five of the thirteen waking hours should be at the disposal of the children; three, at least, of these, from two o'clock to five, for example, should be spent out of doors in all but very
bad weather. This is the opportunity for out-of-door work, collecting wild flowers, describing walks and views, etc." (From "Suggestions" accompanying Programme 42)
"The Children's Day will, on the whole, run thus: Lessons, 1 1/2 to 4 hours; meals, 2 hours; occupations, 1 to 3 hours; leisure, 5 to 7 hours, according to age." (From "Suggestions" accompanying Programme 42)
"Children between 6 and 9 should get a considerable knowledge of the Bible text. By 9 they should have read the simple (and suitable) narrative portions of the Old Testament...and [the Synoptic] Gospels." (Vol. 1, p. 249) The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
(Contains affiliate links) Episode 20: Nature Study Episode 22: Interview with Cheri Struble John Muir Laws' Website Episode 41: Interview with Jack Laws, Part 1 Episode 42: Interview with Jack Laws, Part 2 Episode 17: Bible, The Living Book Living Books Library post on Electronics Parents' Review Article: Imagination is a Powerful Factor in a Well-Balanced Mind A Delectable Education's Schedule Cards