Living Books and Twaddle FREE Charlotte Mason Printable

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If you are new to the Charlotte Mason method you may be wondering about the terms that are used most often when learning about the CM method:  living books and twaddle.
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When choosing books for your children to read,  it is important to choose books that are living books free from twaddle. A living book is a book that comes alive to your child, that is written in a conversational tone, from an author that is usually an expert on the subject. A living book does not talk down to your child and is full of beautiful ideas. A book full of twaddle is a book that has poor grammar and is usually dumbed down to the child. 

HERE is a great list that compiles Charlotte Mason’s quotes on living books to help you choose just the right books for your homeschool.

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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