Charlotte Mason approach

Charlotte Mason was a turn-of-the-century educator who frequently used the term “twaddle” to describe much of what passed for curriculum content in traditional texts as a useless waste of a child’s time and energy. Charlotte Mason’s ideas are generally implemented in the elementary grade levels. Hallmarks of a Charlotte Mason approach to education are the use of real books rather than textbooks for reading, history, geography, and science; the narration technique; nature learning; hands-on learning; making connections between various topics; inclusion of study of the fine arts; and a focus upon both development of good habits and a love for learning in children.

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