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

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A party fit for a Munch...

...not that I can show you because now my crappy borrowed camera (sorry Jos) won't stay charged so I can only take a dozen shots before it starts blinking on me. So I've got NOTHING good of Caden's birthday party and it's really depressing. I was able to crop this shot at least and will leave you all to imagine the festivities that took place behind it.

And again, not that I can show you, but Caden had a fun, happy birthday party and really loved everyone singing to him. When the song was over, he stood there on his chair and signed "more".

I think I may have to take matters into my own hands -yes, honey, you know what that means- and hook up with this little beauty...

2 comments:

jocelyn said...

thanks for the link to my site... now if only your friends lived in williamsburg.
I'm sure you can find a battery for that camera though... you just don't want to look.

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

Happy birthday Caden! What a BIG boy!

"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