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

Monday, April 07, 2008

Bunny/Goat Love

I just happened to be at the right time and place with my camera to catch Peter, the would-be goat, snuggling with Geisha out on the stumps...And good ol' Geisha just stood there and let him.I was so hoping he'd jump on all the way but Geisha's a little shy when it comes to her inter-species relationship.It's just not widely accepted for Caprines and Lagomorph's to mix like that you know...

1 comment:

Kim said...

Ummmmm...is this sort of activity going to be taking place at one little girl's upcoming birthday party? Just want a heads-up so I can prepare our offspring properly.

"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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