"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, November 06, 2007

Quotable Bomey take 3

Thought it was time to share more Simone quotes before I get backed up...

“I want to pick out my own. And that’s the choose I want!”

Hit the road doesn’t mean you really hit the road. It means you drive on it.”

Explaining why she needed to change her slightly stiff pants: “When I bend they make me feel all funky.”

Noting that the bunny used the kitchen as a bathroom: “Oh crap. She pooped.”

Upset at me for cutting her off her candy supply for the day: “Mom I like you a little bit but not too much.”

Simone trying to get Caden to say “Ella” (which he wouldn’t) as she ‘taught’ him yesterday: “Caden lost his “Ella” from his mouth!”

Simone yelling at Caden who is bothering her playtime: “Funky funk! Crap!”


Joanne said...

Hi Jessica. I just came across your blog and was honored to see one of my quotes in the sidebar. You have it credited to "unknown" so I thought you might like to know that it was from me. Here's the link to the post and the rest of the quote.
An Unschooling Life


PS: Consider submitting some of your posts to Unschooling Voices...the unschooling blog carnival. Information can be found in the right sidebar in my blog.

Susan Burke said...

ROFLMAO- maybe Simone would let me borrow some of her "Funky Funk Crap" sayings!

"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