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

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving outtakes

Three kids freshly washed, hair combed, teeth brushed and dressed for Thanksgiving?? If that doesn't scream photo op, I don't know what does. I may have scored one keeper for the x-mas card but my god, the rest have got to go... Blech.Simone, my little poser, was the only one to hang around and try to get some individual shots. She is currently my favorite.And a family shot for the hell of it. I have got to do something about that brown hair. :S


homemoma said...

lovely pics. i was wondering how cold is it there? you all are dressed so light but trees are bare.

Jessica said...

That's only because my children take months to transition to cold weather and refuse hats & jackets (tights and long sleeves too!) until we have at least a few inches of snow. ;)

Finn said...

"Mouse brown" was it? Sean has such a way with words.

"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