“Children’s aptitude for knowledge and their eagerness for it made for the conclusion that the field of a child’s knowledge may not be artificially restricted, that he has a right to and necessity for as much and as varied knowledge as he is able to receive; and that the limitations in his curriculum should depend only upon the age at which he must leave school; in a word, a common curriculum (up to the age of say, fourteen or fifteen) appears to be due to all children.
We have left behind the feudal notion that intellect is a class prerogative, that intelligence is a matter of inheritance and environment; inheritance, no doubt, means much but everyone has a very mixed inheritance; environment makes for satisfaction or uneasiness, but education is of the spirit and is not to be taken in by the eye or effected by the hand; mind appeals to mind and thought begets thought and that is how we become educated.”
~ (Charlotte Mason, Philosophy of Education, p. 12)
Assalaamu Alaykum dear one,
I really have missed your blog SO much! I’ve been in love with it for AGES when our kids were younger! I’m so glad you’re back too! Thank you for your comments and Allahi barik feeki. I’ve been following your daughter on instagram and been going on about her creations to my 15 year old who is also an avid crocheter! Allahumma barik! So happy and looking forward to hearing more from you.