I poured my heart into mothering and creating a peaceful, loving home for my first baby. When we started preschool at home, I traded the sweet rhythms of our days for a rigorous schedule and genuine moments of connection for marking things off of a list.
We were doing school, but our hearts were longing for more. I knew there had to be more to learning than the ABCs and cut-and-paste crafts, but I wasn’t quite sure where to look.
I stumbled onto the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy and discovered the beauty of delaying formal academics. I started making our homeschool more about home and less about school.
We got out in nature, started doing real work and creating meaningful arts and crafts, and we found the joy of connection and a simple, slow childhood.
It’s the childhood I didn’t have, but the one my children, and yours, deserve.
TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
When you purchase the Storybook Soirée Fairytale Collection bundle, you are pre-purchasing a 12-story set. You will receive four stories as an instant download and will receive the remaining stories as they are released throughout the year.
Is this product Charlotte Mason/Waldorf/Montessori, etc.?
The elements included in the Rooted Childhood collections are grounded in a variety of educational and early childhood methods. It is non-academic and compatible with best practices for early learning across variety of methods.
How will I get the product after I purchase?
The Storybook Soirée collections are digital PDFs. You will receive four stories as an instant download: Little Red Riding Hood, Stone Soap, Little Hero of Holland, and Three Little Pigs. You will receive a link to the remaining eight stories as they are released. You will NOT receive physical product in the mail.
Are the recipes gluten free/dairy free/nut free/keto/vegan etc.?
The recipes are simple and designed to accommodate range of special diets. Most recipes in the Rooted Childhood collections are refined sugar free and adaptable to be dairy and/or gluten free. Some, like making butter, are not. We are a food allergy family and know that kid-friendly recipes can be challenging for those with food restrictions. If you need help coming up with substitutions, email Meghann at email@example.com.
What ages is this product for?
The Storybook Soirée collections are designed for families with at least one child ages 3-10. Many families also have younger or older children who participate in the activities as well.
What all comes with the purchase?
You will receive a digital PDF download and access to the "extras" page with links to video tutorials, audio/video of songs and fingerplays, and printable patterns and templates.
Is this product secular/religious?
The Storybook Soirée collections do not have a religious component. It is a secular product with room for you to incorporate your own religious traditions in a way that fits with your family values.
I have a problem or another question, who can I contact?
Please reach out via email and we can help! Email Meghann at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to join our Rooted Childhood Community for ongoing support.