"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, April 01, 2007

3 Bounces for Spring!

Trampoline season is here! You know it's Spring when PaPa decides the trampoline won't get snowed on if he sets it up. It's hard to be bored around here when you can always go out and jump. The kids' latest activity is dressing up in costumes (not pictured) and then going out to bounce around. Obviously jumping is much more exciting when you're a pirate or scuba diver!
(Unfortunately, my second hand camera can't handle the action shots...)


jocelyn said...

maybe you should just be happy that you HAVE a camera.

Stacy said...


"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