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

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Nut Weevil

Gabriel, our resident bug/spider/frog magnet, scored a new little critter today and identified it all by himself! After a mad dash to his room looking for a specific bug book, he had it all figured out.It was indeed, a nut weevil! But how he figured out that something that looks so monstrous...was actually this size:is beyond me! (Up close and personal for your viewing pleasure!)


Sam said...

Oh my gosh! My son has that exact book and loves every page! Way to score a nut weevil. Can't wait to show my son in the morning!

BTW have followed you for a long, long time, thoroughly enjoys your blog!

Anonymous said...

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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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