Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quote: Home Education

From Part V (Lessons as Instruments of Home Education) in Home Education (Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series):

The resourcefulness which will enable a family of children to invent their own games and occupations through the length of a summer's day is worth more in after life than a good deal of knowledge about cubes and hexagons, and this comes, not of continual intervention on the mother's part, but of much masterly inactivity.

2 comments:

  1. I like this one. My kids are able to do just what she's describing here, so I'm encouraged.

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  2. I know! It's not laziness on the our part - it's important for them to engage in creative play. And so much easier for them when they have siblings!

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