As a homeschooler, I have heard the name of Charlotte Mason all over the homeschool world. I have been curious about what the Charlotte Mason method is and have done a little research. What I found out looked interesting, so when I had a chance to review one of Kimberly Garcia's books from the Write From History curriculum, a Charlotte Mason writing program, I decided that this was a good chance to learn a little more about Charlotte Mason and how the Charlotte Mason method would work in our homeschool.
The other day my preschooler learned a lesson in perseverance, and so did I. Little Munchkin was the teacher and I was the student.
The new school year is starting off amazingly well for our Little Man! Again, I can see how true it is that if we wait until our children are truly ready, they will learn better then we ever imagined! I read the book, Better Late Then Earlyby Raymond and Dorothy Moore a few years ago. Basically they said that most children are not ready for school until they are eight to ten years old and that if you push them before they are ready they will end up hating it. My husband and I did not completely agree with the idea that we should wait until they are eight years old before beginning their formal education, but we did decide not to push them if they did not seem ready.