Reading is such a vital part of our everyday lives. With reading we can use our imaginations and go to far away places, do heroic deeds, and still come home in time for lunch. We can get to know other people better, try on different cultures, learn more about ourselves, our values and our faith, eat delicious foods, fly with the Wright Brothers, and rediscover the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell.
Such is the stuff of good books. This is where we want our children to be when they read. Where the imagination is full and challenged and still guided to higher ideals. Children will hunger for good reading if ...... see more
"Let children have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times; heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales, even where it is all impossible, and they know it, and yet they believe." -- Charlotte Mason
"Children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, at other times - a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their storybooks." -- Charlotte Mason
"One more thing is of vital importance; children must have books, living books. The best is not too good for them; anything less than the best is not good enough." -- Charlotte Mason
-- "Why in the world should we not give children, while they are at school, the sort of books they can live upon; books alive with thought and feeling, and delight in knowledge, instead of the miserable cram-books on which they are starved?" --Charlotte Mason