There's an abundance of great Charlotte Mason resources available to homeschoolers. Here are my favorites...
- Living book search - This is a great resource! Use it to find living books by subject and reading level.
- The Ultimate Living Book List for History Studies! I arranged living books (recommended by Sonlight and Simply Charlotte Mason) chronologically, by level, to supplement our history studies. These could be used with any history study.
- Better Than Worksheets, Quizzes, and Tests!
- Raising the Bar - This post tells how to raise the bar on narration as children grow older and more experienced.
- Narration Ideas - Check out this GREAT list of 60 different narration ideas!
- Wild Days, Creating Discovery Journals by Karen Skidmore Rackliffe - This is a short, motivational book of how one mom implemented nature days and discovery journals in her homeschool. She shares good ideas and excerpts from their nature journals, both of which helped me get started with nature study.
- Completely in Love with Nature Journals - This mom's blog post shows inside their journals and tells what all they bring in their back packs.
- Handbook of Nature Study blog - If you're just getting started, maybe these outdoor hour challenges will get you going.
- Field Guides - I think the best bet are ones specific to your state or region. I highly suggest checking out a bunch from the library and trying them out before buying one, to figure out which ones you like best. I found a great bird identification book this way.
- National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America - I liked this tree field guide better than those specific to my state, so I use both.
- eNature: An online field guide - I've consulted this site a couple times identifying our finds.
- Outdoor Learning - Here's some tips and ideas for the wee ones.
- Free, Downloadable CM Cover Art for a Home Education Planner
- SCM Curriculum guide from Simply Charlotte Mason... This is the curriculum I prefer between these two choices since SCM is structured to allow you to teach children of various grades together. They also offer very reasonably priced teacher's guides so you don't have to make your own lesson plans from scratch.
- Ambleside is a free CM curriculum guide, but it requires you to make your own lesson plans.
On My Bookshelf...
- Home Education, by Charlotte Mason... This is the original series by CM herself, which was a great help to shape my view of education. (You can read it for free online.)
- For The Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Mucaulay - This one puts Charlotte Mason's ideas and methods into practical application for modern parents and home schoolers.
- The Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andrea - This is what I'm currently reading and have been getting so many good ideas from it! It renewed the "why" and "how" behind our home school.
- Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass - This is an interesting read for those who are already familiar with Charlotte Mason. It shows her relation to classical education.
- Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing: A Charlotte Mason Language Arts Handbook by Sonya Shaffer - This one is pretty self explanatory. I found it very helpful when trying to figure out our game plan for a CM-style Language Arts program.