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Charlotte Mason Approach with Penny Gardner
Penny Gardner's Charlotte Mason website

Welcome to my website about Charlotte Mason.
I started using Charlotte Mason’s ideas in 1994.
It has been an amazing journey.
I hope you'll join me in this journey.

 

I wrote the Charlotte Mason Study Guide in 1997 because
I wanted to share Charlotte Mason’s own words with other busy homeschooling moms. Then after 10 more years of experience using Charlotte's ideas with my children, I wrote an expanded version with the deeper understanding I had gained.

“To write is to crystallize thought.” --Penny Gardner

Charlotte Mason Study Guide
italic handwriting for children

Charotte Mason mentioned Italic handwriting in her book, Home Education. I took a calligraphy course a few years before learning about Miss Mason because I had always been embarrassed by my handwriting. So when I realized that I had the skills needed to create a  handwriting book that took Charlotte Mason’s ideas of teaching beautiful handwriting but then using meaningful copywork, instead of school-type workbooks, I plunged into this project.

I have over 20 years experience homeschooling my six children, who are now 29-14. I speak at homeschooling conventions and present Charlotte Mason Homeschool Seminars. I wrote a recorder method when I couldn't find a book I liked for teaching my daughter. Writing recorder books has turned into a hobby. I enjoy spending time with my 4 grandchildren, as well as my own children.

Penny Gardner author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide and Italics for Children
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