The Well Educated Heart
A hundred years ago, educators rightly understood that hearts must be warmed before minds can be taught. The gift of story, art and music are the primary tools of a heart-based education. Our top choice resource that can be used to guide parents and teachers through this type of education is The Well Educated Heart by Marlene Peterson. The five essential elements of a heart-based education are explained beautifully in this program. We are thrilled to introduce these resources to our visitors and invite you to listen to the free audio course that Marlene provides on the Libraries of Hope website. In addition to teaching valuable principles, Marlene provides some incredible resources to help families build their own library of resources that includes all five elements of a heart based education.
The free introductory course and Story Resource Guides are available at Libraries of Hope.
We cannot say enough about this excellent resource! We encourage you to browse the website and discover all the resources made available to families through the generosity of Libraries of Hope!
“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play."
Read more about why children need stories, poems, art and music here.
The Five Elements: Click here for resources to help you include the five elements in learning experiences