If you’ve been following along with the last couple of interviews here at Your Morning Basket, you know that Pam has been walking us through the “3Rs” that make up a rich Morning Time: recitation, reading aloud, and ritual. (And if you missed one and want to get caught up, be sure to check out episode 2 and episode 3.)

Now it’s time to tackle the third R, ritual.

YMB_04 Choosing What Is Best: A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Perrin

So often I find myself wanting to slow down and give my children time in our day to think, explore, and reflect.

I want our Morning Time to be about more than checking off items from our list of things to do, but I’m not sure how to develop a meaningful liturgy that will help us begin our day. And then I find myself wondering if any ritual can really be restful and refreshing when energetic, chatty young children are involved.

Today’s episode addresses these issues and so much more. Pam talks with Dr. Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press, who introduces us to the concept of scholé, or restful learning.

Dr. Perrin encourages us to develop liturgical practices for Morning Time that can set the stage for scholé in our homes, and he provides us with examples of restful learning that can work in real life, even with wiggly, noisy kids like mine.

There is so much to take in from this interview; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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The Basket Bonus for this episode is a downloadable worksheet designed to help you bring scholé and ritual to your Morning Time.

The top portion of the worksheet walks you through doing the 5 Senses Survey Dr. Perrin discuss in the show. The bottom portion encourages you to think about the practices of your own faith tradition and how you can use them as a model for the ritual practices of your Morning Time.

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Links and resources from today’s show:

 Leisure: The Basis of Culture The Nicomachean Ethics Politics Desiring the Kingdom Children’s Daily Prayer 2015-2016 The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

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