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

Thursday, June 07, 2007

LEAP Meet-up at the Audobon

*Please note our gorgeous new LEAP shirts that only took me months to coordinate and get printed!*Hoping to attract some new people to LEAP, we met at the Massabessic Audobon for a picnic lunch and a walk around the trails. It was beautiful out with a nice cool breeze from time to time...
Though we found all sorts of things, Simone declared the day a bust as no salamanders were out and about. Caden was happiest when he could get down to eat flowers, play in potting soil, climb into the water, escape to the road etc... This Momma is exhausted.

2 comments:

Steph said...

Nice pictures, I'm stealing one!

Kelly said...

I love your photos - great new camera! I'd love to have a lesson or two. I'm very intimidated by anything more complicated than a point and click type camera.

"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