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Introduce your children's young minds, as early as three to five years old, to the Charlotte Mason method of language arts.

Five- to Ten-Minute Daily Lessons
Straightforward, child-friendly lessons provide 180 daily opportunities to teach:

  • Picture studies
  • Introduction to the alphabet
  • Poetry
  • Story appreciation
  • and more!


  • About the Language Lessons Series:

    Charlotte Mason: Learning in Context
    As soon as the review copies of these books arrived, I was smitten. This is the finest implementation of the Charlotte Mason method of instruction I have ever seen. If you are new to home education, the Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) name may not be familiar to you. A British educator who devoted her life to improving the quality of children's education, to Charlotte Mason, language arts skills consisted of narration, the child telling back a story; copywork, the transcribing of a well-written piece of literature as handwriting practice; and dictation, which is spelling and grammar taught within the context of rich language instead of static lists.

    From Theory to Ready-to-Use
    Sandi Queen has done an excellent job of combining those lesson essentials, and even if she had stopped there it would have been a fine program. But instead, she takes the series from satisfactory to exceptional by adding delightful flourishes that include picture studies with full-color paintings, basic phonics instruction, poetry appreciation and writing, creative writing, and much more.

    Full-Color Paintings Make These Books Sparkle

    It is the gorgeous reproduction of notable paintings that will first catch your eye. True to the Charlotte Mason philosophy, the picture studies are based on classic works of art, introducing the child to the paintings of great artists, encouraging him to study them by asking pertinent questions, and then asking for a narration of what he has observed.

    Very Short Lessons Cover Lots of Material Easily
    Likewise characteristic of the Charlotte Mason approach, each lesson takes a scant five to fifteen minutes a day. This increases a bit with age, but is never as time-consuming as you will find in the more staid programs typical of government schools. And Language Lessons doesn't try to do everything every day, which alleviates the tedium associated with other language arts programs. I know many mothers who struggle under the multiple pressures of parenting and educating, to say nothing of their responsibilities as wives and Christ-followers. But I don't know any mother who is too busy to use this program. Each book is a large, consumable, perfect-bound paperback, containing 180 lessons, and in full color.
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    Consumable workbook with full-color pictures
    180 daily lessons
    5-10 minute lessons

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Sandi Queen
    Pages: 62
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2006
    Publisher: QUEEN HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No


    Awards and Endorsements:
    Practical Homeschooling Reader Award, Top Ranked by Homeschoolers, 2012

    Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 30 Write a review.

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    Love the concept May 27, 2015
    Reviewer: Erika  
    I bought this for my 3 year old son. He loves listening to stories, talking about pictures, and is just starting to learn his letter sounds. My plan is to work slowly this book, doing a lesson or two a week unless he begins to ask for more. So far he has never asked for more, which may mean he doesn't like the workbook as much as others, but the lessons are so short, he doesn't balk at them either. I like having an organized plan for his language arts and I think this will accomplish it.

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    Language Lessons for Little Ones February 5, 2015
    Reviewer: Vickie S.  
    I bought this for my just-turned-4-year-old, as his older sister (6.5) seemed to be getting all mama's attention with schooling, and I just didn't have anything in her curriculum that he could share in (other than a Bible Study set we have). Not only does my 4 year old love this, but my 6.5 year old likes sitting beside him and listening and partaking in the Q & A. We've not started the copywork for him yet (in this book), but we're just rolling along, enjoying the artwork, the poems, the conversations, etc. We liked it so much, I just bought the next level in the damaged sale, and when I figure out what level his older sister is at, we'll probably go with this for her Language Arts, as well.

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    fun book September 7, 2014
    Reviewer: eileenc  
    a great resource that gets your child talking and looking at art! the lessons are short and are good about building upon each other.

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    Great book! October 23, 2013
    Reviewer: Lieuvena D.  
    I bought this for my five year old as her kindergarten language and it has been a very good start for her. She loves getting to do her language lessons and especially loves the art. Looking through it, the beginning portions are a bit too easy for her as she already knows her letters and can write most of them fairly well, but we are just moving through these lessons at a quicker pace and will slow down when we get to the lessons that she hasn't learned yet.

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    Add magnetic letters! August 31, 2013
    Reviewer: Snickerslatte  
    This book has mixed reviews and I hesitated buying it. But I am glad I did. I have altered a few things to make it more usable for my 3 year old son. I like the slow introduction to the letters, but he is not up to the copy work yet. I have a set of magnetic letters of both capital and uncapitalized. I have him practice tracing each magnetic letter with his finger instead of writing in the workbook. We also review letters every day, plus what activity is in the book. Since we aren't marking in the book, I can use it for my next child. I do like that it is not just about learning his letters, but the addition of poetry and artwork is a welcome reprieve. My 3 year old son gets more out of the poetry and artwork then I expected, but we make it fun and don't push anything to hard. We really do only spend about 5 min a day with this book, and it is time well spent.

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