Children Should Be Encouraged…

children should be encouraged

Children should be encouraged to watch, patiently and quietly, until they learn something of the habits and history of bee, ant, wasp, spider, hairy caterpillar, dragon-fly, and whatever of larger growth comes in their way. 

Charlotte Mason

 Home Education, Vol 1, II, Out-Of-Door Life For The Children

Consider, Too . . .

child naturalist

Consider, too, what an unequalled mental training the child-naturalist is getting for any study or calling under the sun – the powers of attention, of discrimination, of patient pursuit, growing with his growth, what will they not fit him for?

Charlotte Mason, Home Education, Part II Out-Of-Door Life For The Children. V. Living Creatures