Living books are an integral part of a Charlotte Mason education. Have you ever wondered about the impact that living books would have on children? Have you ever wondered what children who grew up on living books thought about them?
You may remember that wise mom that told me to start a mom’s study group before trying to start a community day? Yes, I am talking about Marcia. I had the privilege to meet one of her daughters, Catherine, at the retreat in Peoria last November. She taught a drybrush class, and I was super impressed with her knowledge and passion about nature journaling.
When I pondered the idea of a blog post with a student sharing thoughts about living books, Catherine, who has such a BEAUTIFUL heart, was the first student that came to my mind. Here is a video of her and her little brother, Sebastian, (Oh, my goodness; is he not PUH-RESH-US?!) talking about living books.
Wasn’t that so great?! I really enjoyed hearing their thoughts and am encouraged to continue on this journey using living books as the basis of my children’s education. What about you? Do you already use living books? If you don’t, what is holding you back? I would love to help you hash it out! If you do use living books, what have been some books that have made an impact on your children? What have been some of their favorites?