When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today

“Miss Mason believed that children possessed unmeasured powers intellectually, morally, and spiritually. She defined children as persons – persons who are described as fully human with the power to create (Gen. 1:26), to relate (1 Cor. 12:12), to choose (Rom. 3, 5, and 6), to love (John 13:34-35), to know (Ps. 46:10), to reflect (Gen 2:19), and to access the supreme Creator, the King of Priest of men and women (Matt. 19:14). “ Maryellen St. Cyr “When Children Love to Learn” p. 132 “If the mind is to be active, it must do the work of attending, reflective thinking, and expression through the work of narration. One cannot omit that part of the lesson where the child puts his mind to the task of retelling through reflective thinking, where he performs the “act of knowing” through verbal or written expression” Maryellen St. Cyr “When Children Love to Learn” p. 132