Charlotte had me at short. Research suggests adults can only retain new information for about 15-20 minutes. How can we expect our young children to retain information longer?
Music and Art Study
In addition, here's a great resource for artist studies! We've used this website's printables for several years and are thankful Erica from Enrichment Studies provides beautifully organized artist and composer studies. Check out this link here or image below to find out more. You can get a FREE artist packet each month just by joining her subscriber list.
With technology, it's easy to stay indoors and become inactive. However, the Charlotte Mason education discourages complacency with encouraging outdoor walks with your children EVERY SINGLE DAY! And, Mason lived in rainy England. It may seem a burden at first, but a study of natural science is wonderful and peaceful. You can get fresh air while discussing God's beautiful world. She recommends getting a journal and encourages children to draw creatures and plants they encounter during their nature walk.
Our rule is to get outside for at least 15 minutes. If we travel away from the yard, we'll take a backpack with water, journal, pen and a snack and walk through the woods behind our house or a park nearby. Homeschool moms need nature too --- get away from dishes, laundry, and a multitude of sounds from electronics.