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S4E50: Public School Teacher to Charlotte Mason Homeschooler with Timilyn Downey

Stories….of the amusements, foibles, and virtues of children in their own condition of life, leave nothing to the imagination. The children know all about everything so well that it never occurs to them to play at the situations in any one of these tales, or even to read it twice over. But let them have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times, heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales in which they are never roughly pulled up by the impossible––even where all is impossible, and they know it, and yet believe.

Charlotte Mason, Home Education, VOlume 1

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Timilyn Downey, former public school teacher and home schooling mother
  • How Timilyn first learned about Charlotte Mason
  • How Timilyn finally chose to homeschool her sons
  • What role Timilyn’s husband plays in their education
  • How do you respond to criticism about older books not being relevant
  • Why it is so important to understand the philosophy behind educational methods
  • Why Timilyn believe fiction and fairy tales are so crucial

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins

Morning Time by Cindy Rollins

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Consider This by Karen Glass

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Black Arrow by Robert Lewis Stephenson

Koshka’s Tales by James Mayhew

A Study of English Romanticism by Northrop Frye

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century by C. S. Lewis

Find Cindy:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

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