Charlotte Mason used the term "living books" when she described reading real, quality literature, biographies, and historical fiction. Avoiding what Miss Mason called 'twaddle" or dumbed down, dry snippets of information and instead reading excellent literature out loud to your children helps them develop a thirst for good literature. That thirst will in turn encourage your child to desire and reach for quality materials as they mature. But when a child is still growing in his own reading skills, he needs materials to help him gain reading fluency. Good phonetically controlled readers can help your child build fluency in reading as well as giving a consistency in content.

We have included several great resources that will help inspire you to introduce your child to more living books here.

For more information on Charlotte Mason, see the Charlotte Mason category in this catalogue.