OBJECTIVE: To help children develop a love of history and learn to apply its lessons to their own hearts.
"Mothers who love your children: Do not set them too soon to the study of history;
let them dream while they are young." --Edouard Laboulaye
"A taste for historical reading, is, after all, the valuable gift we can bestow upon
our youthful student of history. Having given him that, we may safely
leave the rest to him." --Marguerite Dickson
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
Mother's Learning Library Volume 8: History
(Free pdf version is linked here.)
I opened this month's volume with more 'gems' of wisdom from our 'heart specialist' friends of a hundred years ago as they discuss the best approaches to unfolding history in childhood and cautions of what will a kill a desire to learn more. That section is followed by a general discussion of the value of reading and owning books and recommendations for choosing quality books for your home library. You'll also find tips on helping your children become readers. Finally, I included a little book on The Art of Conversation--12 Golden Rules. As your hearts start filling with so many ideas, finding others to talk about them with is one of life's simple but most satisfying pleasures.