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

Monday, April 02, 2007

Wook in Paradise

Grandma took Gabriel to the Paradise's on Friday for a little "man time". With three rough and tumble boys at that house, Wook was in his glory. One of the highlights was the motorized Jeep which he said he drove but Grandma missed it. According to the report, everybody got along beautifully...

1 comment:

Stacy said...

They had a GREAT time and our yard looks so warm and inviting in that photo! lmao. Gabe was so funny, bouncing from one brother to the next. We even had our first picnic outside for lunch! Can't wait to see him (and Simone and Caden) in a few weeks.

"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