"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Sunday, December 17, 2006

New Trick

It started last week when Caden realized he could work the half-kneel to get to his toy basket. That made for quite the happy Munch.

But pretty soon it just wasn't enough...

So onto the two-footed-almost-pull-up. This he liked to do on the most challenging of surfaces like the wipes container and other too small and tippy items. Still not satisfied, he pulled out his latest trick today...
A full-on STAND, and hanging on for dear life! He was so excited and belly laughed through it all to keep from being scared, I think. Looks like he may be following in his big sister's footsteps (see below...Simone @ 6 months)

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Of course I meant your Cute Christmas tree getting pics!

Look at him! He is picking it up quickly!

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau