"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, August 26, 2007

Heat Wave

Our gorgeous fall weather gave way to a couple of scorchers (fri & sat) that hit us like a ton of bricks. Temps at 95* and humidity that was relentless and so heavy you could break a sweat just blinking your eyes. So what's there to do but drive around and visit A/C malls and inbetween it all, eat one frozen treat after another... in the nude, of course!

When I could take it no longer, we hit the ice - in a rink sort of way... ah, relief!


jocelyn said...

gabriel looks so long and grownup in the naked picture.

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

What a great post. You know how I love naked kids ;). I guess that sounds weird out of context....

"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