Charlotte Mason taught that “God is the principal knowledge, and, therefore, that their Bible lessons are their chief lessons.”
We like to begin our day with a devotional to bring the spirit of God into our home and teach our children the important lessons of the scriptures. Our daily devotionals usually happen around the breakfast table and include:
- Hymn: We use the Ambleside Online hymn selections and work on a new hymn each month
- Scripture reading: We read a section from the Bible or the Book of Mormon and discuss principles taught
- Scripture memory: We love the scripture memory system from Simply Charlotte Mason. She even has a list of scripture verses you can print off if you’re not sure which ones to have your children memorize. We recite 2-3 verses per day.
- Recitation of 10 Commandments and one of the 13 Articles of Faith
- Poem: We use the Ambleside Online poetry recommendations for each child’s year, and each child reads 1 poem from their poet
- Character building: We also try to read a character building story or a story from church history such as Trial and Triumph, Wisdom and the Millers (and other Miller stories), The Children’s Book of Virtues, or A Child’s Book of Character Building.