The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

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The Children's Hour collections transport us back in time to the simplicity of evenings gathered around the fire with family for reading, stories, songs, games, and handicrafts.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recounts:

Between the dark and the daylight,

      When the night is beginning to lower,

Comes a pause in the day's occupations,

      That is known as the Children's Hour.

Before the distractions of smart phones, television, or even radio, this communal gathering was the heartbeat of the family. It was a time to share news, engage in conversations, build traditions, and rest after a long day's work.

The Children's Hour is a seasonal collection of ideas and inspiration for modern families to reclaim the beauty and goodness of what has been lost with the advent of technology. 

Who is it for? 

This product is designed for families with at least one child in the range of about 6-12 years old. Many families use Rooted Childhood as a supplement to their homeschool curriculum.

What's included? 

Each season of The Children's Hour includes: 

    • inspiration and guidelines on how to create opportunities for connection in your home
    • suggested chapter books to read aloud as a family
    • stories to tell aloud
    • seasonal poetry
    • songs for family singing
    • composer study with classical music suggestions and ideas for further exploration
    • artist study with timeless art pieces and ideas for further exploration
    • games, puzzles, and more old-fashioned entertainment
    • handicrafts for children and adults along with collaborative family projects

Digital vs. Print Options

If you choose digital delivery, you will be able to access your PDF download instantly. These are large digital files and must be downloaded and printed from a computer. 

If you choose the physical delivery option, you will have access to the PDF download AND you will get a physical printed product shipped to you. You will receive a full-color, "perfect-bound" magazine quality print. 

You will receive a tracking number when your order ships.

The Winter, Spring, and Summer editions are currently available as a PRE-SALE. These will be delivered via email and shipped by December 15, March 15, and June 15 respectively. 


Rooted Childhood is a secular resource with an emphasis on celebrating nature. You are encouraged to use the monthly collections in a way that supports and honors your family values. 

The elements included in Rooted Childhood are grounded in a variety of educational and early childhood methods with a strong emphasis on the Charlotte Mason and Waldorf philosophies. 

Books that have influenced this program: 

Home Education Vol. 1 by Charlotte Mason 

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne 

All Year Round by Ann Druitt 

Seven Times the Sun by Shea Darian 

Have more questions? 

Visit the detailed Frequently Asked Questions page or email Meghann at