How to Use the Charlotte Mason Method in Your Homeschool

Mar 6, 2014

Finally! A step-by-step book on how to implement Charlotte Mason method in your homeschool. #charlottemason #homeschooling

I cannot express how very excited I am to tell you about this new Charlotte Mason resource. 

If you are one of the many readers who has arrived at The Holistic Homeschooler in a search for more information on how to implement the Charlotte Mason method into your homeschooling, you're going to be just as excited as I am about this new e-book. 

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An Overview of Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling an 18-week course designed to teach homeschooling parents how to use the Charlotte Mason method. 

In this book you will learn:

  • Who Charlotte Mason was.
  • Reasons for implementing the Charlotte Mason method.
  • How to apply short lessons, narration, copywork and dictation.
  • Step-by-step instructions for teaching all subjects from math and foreign language to history and artist study. 
  • What a Charlotte Mason homeschool schedule looks like.
This is the first book on Charlotte Mason homeschooling to actually teach a parent, in bite-size bits, how to actually apply the method to their own homeschool. 

How It Works

In line with Charlotte Mason's use of short lessons, the chapters in this book are short. In each chapter, which are laid out by topic (short lessons, copywork, habit training, etc.), you'll find:
  • A brief yet thorough description of one facet of the CM method
  • An easy-to-understand explanation of how to implement that aspect of the method.
  • Cindy's personal experience, some resources or other supporting information.
  • Homework - short directives for practicing what you've learned. 
The chapters are also sprinkled with Charlotte Mason quotes. Great inspiration from the teacher herself! 

My Thoughts on Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

This book makes learning how to use the Charlotte Mason method very simple. If you've been confused or overwhelmed about how to get started, book is the answer. 

I wish I'd had this book 5 years ago. I spent a good year or so trying to figure out everything. Imagine learning how to use the Charlotte Mason method in just one semester rather than a year or two! 

I've been using the CM method for years, but I really appreciated this book as a reminder of how easy and worthwhile it is. 

Get Your Copy of Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

This 18-week step-by-step course available for only $8.95
Visit Shining Dawn Books to get your copy. 


  1. Would this be good to get to use for kindergarten or should I wait to read and implement when my child is in first grade?

    1. Great question, Julia! I did use the CM method in Lorelai's kindergarten year. We studied artists, Shakespeare, history - everything, as a family. She did copywork (mostly ABCs and such) to learn writing skills. This book would be highly beneficial for getting a good educational start.

      Of course, the younger years should be mostly about play and exploration which is why this method works so well. In her Kindergarten year, we spent 1 hour a day on lessons. (10 mins each subject).

  2. Pinning this! My oldest is only 2.5 but I am excited to begin the CM method with her and her younger siblings. This would be a great help.

    1. Great! Glad you're interested. It's a great resource.

  3. Thank you for posting. I like CM method because so much can be taught to the kids. Just didn't know how to do it. Will definately puchase!!

    1. I know what you mean. It took a while to learn it on my own. Once you know it, it's so easy to do!

  4. Anonymous3/19/2016

    Is it too late to start the CM method if your child is in 8th grade?

    1. I don't believe it's EVER too late to start good things. ;)


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