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

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Our biking solution & "Daddy goes to the park"

What to do with that baby when the rest of us just want to bike!? After extensive research, the iBert was the answer.At first Caden refused his helmet, but after a minute down the path he came to his senses. With his little bike bungeed behind us, it was really fun to fufill our need for speed!This 5 second video gives you a glimpse of the ride:

After a bit, the kids wanted to hit the playground.And then we rounded out the evening with a little kite flying (again, this will take less than 10 seconds of your time).

1 comment:

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

That ibert is the bomb! Glad it's working out- now you can keep up with Simone and Gabriel...

"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