Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Long Hours in the Open Air

 "In the first place, do not send them; if it is anyway possible, take them; for, although the children should be left much to themselves, there is a great deal to be done and a great deal to be prevented during these long hours in the open air. And long hours they should be; not two, but four, five, or six hours they should have on every tolerably fine day, from April till October."

-Charlotte Mason, Home Education, vol.1 pg 44


  1. Four to six hours would be an aweful lot - but it's a nice dream. It looks like you had a lovely day :)

  2. If you're spending 4-6 hours outside how on earth do you get anything else done?

    But man, wouldn't it be nice to be able to?

  3. Miss Mason was primarly talking about the six and under crowd, an age she feels should be focused on exploring and not so much book work.
    If you take a lunch with you, it makes it easier. We don't do it every day, but we try as much as possible to get outside.


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