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

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter with a side of Simone's birthday

Our 3rd annual Easter egg hunt at the Doherty's was highly anticipated.The search and rescue mission begins...Then it was back inside to sort whose was whose.

Can't say I know what that face is all about...Caden didn't understand our genius mastermind of dumping your loot in one big pile and redistributing the eggs to their rightful (and labeled) owners but forgave us when he discovered his favorite candy inside. If it looks like Nerds... and sounds like Nerds... then it must be Nerds! Later on, we celebrated Simone's 5 years of age with more genius; Bunny cupcakes! Almost too cute to eat! Almost... And finally, Simone garnered quite a few gifts from her generous friends. Pokemon's...ant farms...and unique Webkinz to name a few! And sadly, another year goes by where I didn't get a picture of the spread of food. Turkey tenderloin, I will not soon forget you!

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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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