Education

Whilst we only started homeschooling nearly 18 months ago, my interest in education obviously 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. 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:

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

All Must Have Prizes by Melanie Phillips

The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson

Consider This. Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen

The Well – Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer

Talks / Articles

TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’

The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers  (Essay presented in Oxford, 1947)

Websites

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

The Well Trained Mind Curriculum and articles on classical education. Pdfs available.  We love their ‘The Story of the World‘ chronological history curriculum by Susan Wise Bauer.

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.

Raising Little Shoots A year round nature curriculum, including art, music and poetry. We have adored this and learnt so much from it.

Conquest Books and Ichthus Resources Home Education Resources, U.K. Both these online bookshops do a wonderful job of making material from the U.S. available to the U.K. homeschool community.

SQUILT Music Appreciation This is an open-and-go music appreciation curriculum, which I love. Have a browse.

Facebook Groups

Forums for homeschoolers to pick each others’ brains. I find these invaluable.

Charlotte Mason Conversations UK

Well Trained Mind

Equipping Homegrown Learners

Exploring Nature with Children Book Ideas