“Reading lessons must be short; ten minutes or a quarter of an hour of fixed attention is enough…”

Heart of Dakota Charlotte Mason Moment Fixed attention

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A Charlotte Mason Moment: 

“The power of reading with perfect attention will not be gained by the child who is allowed to moon over his lessons. For this reason, reading lessons must be short; ten minutes or a quarter of an hour of fixed attention is enough for children of the ages we have in view, and a lesson of this length will enable a child to cover two or three pages of his book. The same rule as to the length of a lesson applies to children whose lessons are read to them because they are not yet able to read for themselves.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Mason Vol. 1, p. 230)

 

The Habit of Attention

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