Updated: Sep 9, 2019
The kindergarten years of a Charlotte Mason education are comprised of: Habit training, read alouds, chores, nature study and daily participation in family life.
This post contain 10 books to read aloud this fall.
Disclaimer: Charlotte Mason did not believe children should begin a formal education until the age of 6. Read what she DID recommend for a child before they were 6 years old.
1. The Ox-Cart Man Start your fall off with my absolute favorite fall read aloud. This book holds a special place in my heart. To this day my teenagers still love to hear it! This book is a keepsake
2. Mrs. Rumphius. A sweet story about a woman that wanted to beautify to world. A beloved Classic that beautifies nature.
3. Ferdinand. A true classic. Ferdinand is a story your kindergarten student will fall in love with. While all the bulls are tough and act the way they should, Ferdinand is happy to smell the flowers and sit under his favorite cork tree.
4. Beatrix Potter Treasury. My Kindergarten student is SO enjoying these stories! The classic Peter Rabbit is only the beginning! Beautiful illustrations and vocabulary to impress your child's heart and mind. We read these stories together and listen to them on audio.
5. The Adventures of Bobby Coon. Thornton Burgess is a master at bringing children into his nature stories. His gentle, narrative style story teaches children about animals through the eyes of the animals. My children are captivated by these books. The whole series is golden!
6. Make Way for Ducklings You and your kindergartner will follow the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard as they travel the busy streets of Boston with eight ducklings! A fun, adventure with beautiful vocabulary to listen to!
7. Winnie-the-Pooh. This is the exact reproduction of the original Winnie the Pooh from 1926. Classic tales of Winnie the Pooh are adventures, full of enrichment, and provide lots of cuddle time as mommy reads! Note: I loved Winnie the Pooh so many as a child, my parents called me "Winnie".
8. The Story about Ping . A timeless classic about a duck who lives on the Yangtze River.
Brought to life by beautiful illustrations!
9. Poems and Prayers for the Very Young. Did you know just HEARING poetry increases your child's vocabulary? Just like we didn't teach our babies to talk, they learn by listening. This poem and prayer book contains the treasures your darling needs to hear. From you! Note: Copies of this book can be hard to find.
10. A Child's Garden of Verses. In the CM world Robert Louis Stevenson is a common poetic used for copywork, memory work and to become acquainted with. A simple treasure.
To support families this year, Charlotte Mason Kindergarten has a 30 week guide available.