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

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Full Moon!

Adeline & Co. sponsored a night chock full of Halloween festivities. We dressed up in our finest to attend... There were pony rides into the candle lit jack-o-lanterned forest (no pony pics as I was the kid holder)...pumpkin pinatas, and first-time candy eaters... (double-fisted candy eaters at that!), rainbow-colored tree pixie's...a campfire, marshmallows and lotsa glow sticks...apple bobbing,gourd bowling,a mini Tune Buggy show, kissing cousins, and duck petting with Farmer Ab to name a few! Phew! A fun night by everyone's standards!


Sharon said...

What a fun night!! I love the 6th picture! They are all so sweet! Dressing up, games, playing outside at night, music, pony's, candles and campfires... Could anything be more fun?

Stacy said...

Looks like a fabulous night!

"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