"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, October 24, 2007

Letterboxing in Manchvegas

So I didn't actually get any pictures of the letterboxing as I was too busy trying to NOT lose Caden in the woods (that baby is fast!), but the kids had a great time following the clues and searching for the hidden containers. We'll definitely be looking for more.

There was quite the turnout too which was fun!
These are the fall days to remember. It couldn't have been more beautiful out for playing on the playground... and picnicing under the trees afterward...
or just kicking back to sky-gaze... (or trying to sky-gaze with some honkin' big camera in your face).

>>Edited to delete photo. Sorry.<<

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"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."
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