When Children Love to Learn

When Children Love to Learn

A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy Today

by Elaine Cooper (Editor)
Publisher: Crossway Books
Trade Paperback, 254 pages
Price: $19.99

They're hallmarks of childhood. The endless "why" questions. The desire to touch and taste everything. The curiosity and the observations.

It can't be denied—children have an inherent desire to know. Teachers and parents can either encourage this natural inquisitiveness or squelch it. There is joy in the classroom when children learn—not to take a test, not to get a grade, not to compete with each other, and not to please their parents or their teachers—but because they want to know about the world around them!

Both Christian educators and parents will find proven help in creating a positive learning atmosphere through methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason that show how to develop a child's natural love of learning. The professional educators, administrators, and Mason supporters contributing to this volume give useful applications that work in a variety of educational settings, from Christian schools to homeschools.

A practical follow-up to Crossway's For the Children's Sake, this book follows a tradition of giving serious thought to what education is, so that children will be learning for life and for everlasting life.

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  A Crucial Book
Silvia of Texas, 4/7/2011
I read this book at the beginning of my journey as a homeschooling mom, and it got me into Charlotte Mason, inspired me much to learn more about this wonderful educator, and it gave me a great insight in how to teach different subjects, the role of the teacher, and what a whole education is for a child through invaluable experience given by others who practiced the principles they are defending.