For a few years we homeschooled our children, but my interest in education began long before when we were thinking about the values we wanted to instil in our children from the outset and all the different aspects that that entails as we navigate parenthood. Our three children now attend school and love it. Their hunger for learning and delighting in the feast laid out before them continues.
Here are some of the books, websites and more that I have found helpful on this journey.
Books on Education
Here are some that I have personally found helpful or inspiring:
Talks / Articles
The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers (Essay presented in Oxford, 1947)
Raising Little Shoots Exploring Nature with Children is a year round nature curriculum, including art, music and poetry. We have adored this and learnt so much from it. We still dip in and out of this even though my children attend school.
Storyformed Blog and podcast on the importance of stories. Literature recommendations
Read Aloud Revival with Sarah MacKenzie Focuses on reading aloud to our children, and gives loads of great recommendations of children’s books from toddlers all the way up.
Simply Charlotte Mason U.S. based curriculum but pdf downloads available
Veritas Press Helpful for ideas and browsing of curriculum and reading lists.
Logos Press Same as above.
Sonlight Curriculum All subjects and ages available. Great reading lists.
Ambleside Online A free homeschool curriculum using Charlotte Mason principals. Invaluable and thorough reading lists for each year.
SQUILT Music Appreciation This is an open-and-go music appreciation curriculum, which I love. Have a browse.
Online forums for homeschoolers to pick each others’ brains. I find these invaluable.