While the habits and skills cultivated during sloyd, such as precision, dexterity, and mathematical concepts, make sloyd an incredibly beneficial part of a Charlotte Mason education, the written directions and diagrams can often make them confusing and intimidating. In these lessons we provide you a full year’s worth of sloyd projects at every level from Ednah Rich’s Paper Sloyd for Primary Grades (Levels 1-4) and Everett Schwartz’s Sloyd (Levels 5-6) after an introductory level which teaches young students the basics of cutting and folding. Videos and/or images walk you through each project and show you exactly how to interpret the written instructions and make each model. Young students (Grades 1-3) should begin with the introductory level, but others can begin with Level 1 and move through levels at their own pace.
The multi-authored Charlotte Mason Centenary Monograph series is designed to highlight and explore the continuing educational and leadership relevance of Charlotte Mason (1842–1923) through the collective contributions of the Armitt Museum and Library, the University of Cumbria, the Charlotte Mason Institute, and other scholars and practitioners worldwide.