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

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

White board wonders take 3 & 4...

Bear with me as I chronicle every whiteboard drawing Simone comes up with as I am a mommy obsessed...

This one she titled "A Monster Wearing a Necklace." What appears to be teeth are actually the aforementioned adornment. It's also wearing a hat. I love this one because it's her first picture that she purposefully added arms, hands, legs and feet. I'm closer than I thought to getting some people drawings around here!

The second drawing demonstrates the darker side to Bomey as she calls this, "All the Blood Inside". Couldn't get her to elaborate on that.

1 comment:

jocelyn said...

She really looks like gabriel here.

"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
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"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
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