I loved this chapter so much, I wrote a complete blog post about it :)
Wasn't this a wonderful reading? From beginning to end I was nodding my head in agreement.
I loved Karen Andreola's story of allowing her children to watch the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on video and listening to Mendelssohn's composition. When we offer our children little in the way of entertainment, "shows" like this are delightful! My children are the same way, they enjoy old black and white recreations because I don't offer much in the form of passive entertainment.
"Children at this age are language sensitive" ~ This truth should encourage us to be careful what language is exposed to our children. Good and bad.
"Charlotte Mason had high goals for students. Her ideal of three plays a year, including one full-length performance" ~ I also aim for this goal with my older students. My high school students are also studying and performing Julius Caesar this fall.
"Beware: Shakespeare didn't point the moral" ~ I love this aspect of Shakespeare in that, my children and I have had wonderful conversations about what is "good or bad" based on characters. I encourage mamas to listen with their students to this free resource of Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare