On Being an Initiator

The other month I wrote about bringing our children into ‘a large room’ where the doors are open to a wide and generous curriculum. In School Education, Pg 170, Charlotte Mason points out that we have a responsibility to our children to ‘...initiate an immense number of interests.’The idea of being an initiator was sparked … Continue reading On Being an Initiator

Initiating Interests: Architectural Science

Our aim in Education is to give a Full Life. - We begin to see what we want. Children make large demands upon us. We wish to place before the child open doors to many avenues of instruction and delight, in each one of which he should find quickening thoughts...We owe it to them to … Continue reading Initiating Interests: Architectural Science

Books for Lovers of Ballet

We went to see a live performance of Giselle on the weekend. My knowledge of this particular ballet was rather sketchy but Moozle gave me a general synopsis as we were driving to the theatre. She's read a few books over the years that have given her a good general knowledge of dance in general … Continue reading Books for Lovers of Ballet

Picture Books for Art & Book Lovers

These are some of our favourite picture books because they are either beautiful and/or unique. I only realised as I was putting this post together that three of these books have some connection with France. Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson - Illustrated by Christine Davenier; edited by Susan Snively     Emily Dickinson is a … Continue reading Picture Books for Art & Book Lovers