"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Book Sharing Monday: Character Sketches

This book came recommended to us through the small group we belong to in our church. One of the families had a copy so we were able to take a good look through it. We were very impressed with its content. We ordered one for ourselves and decided to work through the book as a family. This is Volume 1 in the three volume set. The concepts are relatively simple but deeply thought provoking. The lessons exemplify a character quality and an animal is presented to depict this quality. For example, the first chapter is on Loyalty and features the Great Horned Owl. The animal's habitat, its habits and what not are discussed over the next few pages. The lesson ends with scripture that talks about the character quality being presented. The lessons are quite in depth. During my reading of how to use this book, the author talks about children being capable to think more deeply about spiritual matters then we give them credit for. This resonated with me. It has always been my stance that children can understand much earlier and at a deeper level then we believe them capable of. Therefore, I think it is vastly important to teach at an early age how to think well, how their minds, body and spirits interact. I see this book as being a great way to help this along! It is meant for the entire family to do together. We'll be starting in on it soon. If you are interested in taking a look at it, I ordered it through amazon - here I'm sure I will post about how we are doing with it from time to time on our blog! :)

This post can be linked back to Canadian Home Learning Book Sharing Monday.


  1. Nice post! Make sure to share it through Book Sharing Monday :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. It is a way to provoke kids to think when you provide them with examples.

    Followed you from the Book Sharing hop.

    1. Nice to 'meet' you! Love Book Sharing Monday. I'll be having a look through the posts myself in a bit! Thank you for stopping by! :)


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