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Charlotte Mason Beehive – We aim to help spread the love of the Charlotte Mason Method by providing a comprehensive and straight-forward resource for home educating parents, primarily located in the United Kingdom, who are following the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education in their homes.
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It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of our new website, Charlotte Mason Beehive International (charlottemasonbeehive.com), created especially to serve our growing network of customers who live outside of the United Kingdom. This has been a huge undertaking but one that has been heavy on[…]

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our brand new history resource for home educators using the Charlotte Mason Method of Education. ‘History Pictures for a Living Education: Early Britain’ is the first in an exciting new series and features over one hundred photographs and illustrations of arms,[…]

Last Updated: 20 May 2021 Hello everyone, I am so excited to welcome you to my own little corner of this virtual world. Thank you for joining me. It is my hope that you will find the information contained here to be helpful and of good value. But[…]

Behind the Scenes is a new feature of Charlotte Mason Beehive. Walk with me while I open my heart—raw, uncensored, and authentic—and tell the stories behind Charlotte Mason Beehive, our books, and our family. Rachel North The Counties of England, by Charlotte Mason. This is the book that[…]

“Musical Appreciation, of course, has nothing to do with playing the piano. It used to be thought that ‘learning music’ must mean this, and it was supposed that children who had no talent for playing were unmusical and would not like concerts. But Musical Appreciation had no more[…]

We are thrilled to announce the first republication of H. G. Paterson’s Paper Folding in over a hundred years. Paper Folding was assigned by Charlotte Mason in the programmes sent out to home schoolrooms across the nation and Empire in the early twentieth century. Acting as an introduction[…]

A highly unique and beautiful addition to Charlotte Mason’s programmes, Sunday reading was an optional proponent to be taken on this most sacred day. As a way to honour the day of rest and focus their minds on higher and better and worthier things, students were assigned books[…]

“But let the imaginations of children be stored with the pictures, their minds nourished upon the words, of the gradually unfolding story of the Scriptures, and they will come to look out upon a wide horizon within which persons and events take shape in their due place and[…]

“It is not possible to do more than mention two more important subjects––the Handicrafts and Drills––which should form a regular part of a child’s daily life […] The Handicrafts best fitted for children under nine seem to me to be chair-caning, carton-work, basket-work, Smyrna rugs, Japanese curtains, carving[…]

“The art training of children should proceed on two lines. The six-year-old child should begin both to express himself and to appreciate, and his appreciation should be well in advance of his power to express what he sees or imagines. Therefore it is a lamentable thing when the[…]

Note.–– The following extract has been taken directly from volume 1, Home Education, by Charlotte M. Mason, pp. 309-311. Objects 1. To continue the series of Landseer’s pictures the children are taking in school. 2. To increase their interest in Landseer’s works. 3. To show the importance of[…]