Topical CM Series
Charlotte Mason's ideas are too important not to be understood and implemented in the 21st century, but her Victorian style of writing sometimes prevents parents from attempting to read her books. This is an imperfect attempt to make Charlotte's words accessible to modern parents. You may read these, print them out, share them freely--but they are copyrighted to me, so please don't post or publish them without asking.
~L. N. Laurio
The Charlotte Mason Series in Modern English Arranged Topically
Volume 1, Home Education, pg 24
But anyone knows
that, if you work too hard at some mental task, your brain becomes
tired. If a child does very challenging math, his mind will get
fatigued and he will start to have trouble and make silly mistakes. But
if you switch activities and let him read some history, his mind is
fine for that task. Using his imagination to picture history apparently
uses a different part of the brain than doing math and, since it was
dormant during the math, it is well-rested and ready to work for
history. Schools often schedule lessons to mix up types of brain
activities during the day, but parents often don't know that it's
important to do this.
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