Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All Day Charlotte mason Seminar Review and Giveaway!

If you don't homeschool, you might be disappointed thinking this giveaway does not apply to you. I would think again! The all day Charlotte Mason Seminar DVD set is hands down, the absolute best thing I have heard in a long time, and it covers lots of basic ideas that could be used by anyone, whether your child goes to public, private or is homeschooled. But I'm guessing that a lot of my readers homeschool. :-)

Simply Charlotte Mason is a website designed by two homeschooling families who have a love of homeschooling after the style of a former schoolteacher from the 1800's, Charlotte Mason. I was homeschooled through high school, and my Mother used this method all through high school to teach me. When my oldest (who is 6) was a baby, I decided that textbooks would be the way to go. I wanted structure and I didn't trust myself that I could pull together a good enough curriculum myself if I wanted to teach using a Charlotte Mason style. This past year I have really changed my tune, as Mosiah and I have been spending time learning the basics of education. I see now the beauty of the Charlotte Mason way, which consists of short lessons, real living books instead of dry textbooks, letting your children spend a lot of time outside (I really see the beauty of this with two boys who are 6 and 4. They could live outside if I let them!). Charlotte wanted children to discover the world around them, and not be spoon fed all the education they needed, but to be guided and encouraged in discovering the mysteries and wonders of this earth themselves.

I was so excited when Simply Charlotte Mason agreed to send me a copy of their All Day Charlotte Mason Seminar DVD set. I was hoping it would keep my interest, and be helpful as I start my journey. Let me tell you ladies, this has FAR exceeded my hopes! I have told some of my friends all about this set, and will be sharing with every homeschool Mom I know the fact that Simply Charlotte Mason is coming to my area in August and I want to go hear her give this talk in person, even when I own the DVD set!

Sonya Shafer is the woman who presents these talks, and she is an excellent speaker! My Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this set together, as Shonya has a very engaging way of keeping your attention, and just presenting ideas in a way that makes you want to jump up and down and get all excited about going home to jump in and train your children in good habits, and start homeschooling them!

There are four different DVDs in the set. Some of the topics she covers in the DVD set are:
Introducing who Charlotte Mason was herself, and the vision she had for parents and children. How to actually teach different school subjects, highlighting each subject individually, geography, Art, Handicrafts and Life Skills, Poetry, Bible, Scripture Memory, Spelling, Math, Copywork, Composition, Foreign Language, Science, Nature Study, Music, Literature, and English Grammar! The last DVD talks about Habits, what habits are important for our children to learn and how to teach them.

I would highly suggest going to the Simply Charlotte Mason website and looking around. They are so generous, and have quite a few free e books available on their site, and an active forum where you can discover a lot by reading through the questions and answers.

Buy It!
You can buy this DVD Set from Simply Charlotte Mason website for $26.95-$54.95 (Depends on how many items in the set you get).

Win It!
Simply Charlotte Mason is generously offering one of our readers to win a copy of the All Day Charlotte Mason DVD set!! To enter to win, tell me one thing about this DVD set interests you in watching it.

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This giveaway will end Wednesday June 16th at Midnight.

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