Ambleside Online is a free Charlotte Mason style booklist with a weekly schedule. The books required are purchased separately. You will need to add a math curriculum because Ambleside Online does not cover math.
|Crystal M.|| |
Comment: We are in Year 1 and LOVING it. My daughter loves all of the stories and is retaining so much of it just by reading and narrating. She loves the music (hymns, folksongs, and composer studies), and is inspired by the artist studies. From an early age she loved to collect rocks, sticks, and other items from outside so nature study comes natural to her. We truly found the best way for her to learn. We started reading to her at birth so the transition to formal lessons came easy. Not only does my daughter enjoy what she's learning, but I enjoy the books as well and even in Year 1 I'm learning new things every day. If you're looking to teach using great literature, Ambleside Online is the way to go. Read through their website about how to approach each aspect and then jump in.
|Danni Swink|| |
Comment: We have used Ambleside Online for 8 years with 3 children and absolutely love it. The depth and breadth of study is wonderful. The resources available via the website are vast and the community of AO families is incredibly encouraging and helpful.
|Kathryn Duvall|| |
Comment: We’ve used AO for 3 years now and love it! If you understand the principles behind Charlotte Mason, it makes using so much easier.
|Lucy Barr-Hamilton|| |
Comment: You need to have a working knowledge of Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education to make this work, but that's reasonably easy to find out, either from her books, or from the many CM podcasts and blogs out there. Once you have that, Ambleside Online is a wonderful resource to implement CM's philosophy. I have grown so much in learning alongside my kids, they have a phenomenal vocabulary and interest in everything, all through using CM and AO.
|Noelle Barker|| |
Comment: We have been using AO for 7 years for both our daughters and we love it! It is amazing and we couldn’t homeschool without it. It is a rich education indeed!!
|Jen Cunningham|| |
Comment: I’ve been using AO for my 7 sons for the past 8 years. The connections my boys have made, depth of literature and independence they’ve gained by doing the work of their education is gold. Year 7 is our favorite so far. It’s truly a feast of an education. It’s a challenging curriculum and all my different learners have been well accommodated.
Comment: I have fibromyalgia so the thought of homeschooling my twins was a bit overwhelming. Then I discovered AO. What a game changer!!!! I love books and the outdoors so reading and discussing amazing books and doing nature walks was not far from what I already do on a daily basis. Charlotte Mason's approach is a lifestyle that gives us parents direction in raising healthy, confident, intelligent, well-spoken individuals. An awesome tool in our parenting toolbox.
Comment: We absolutely love AmblesideOnline! It is more than a booklist; it is a way of life. In addition, the ladies work tirelessly to help others for absolutely no pay whatsoever. I will use nothing else for my kids.