Saturday, November 04, 2006

Saturday Quote

I actually remembered to do a Saturday quote this week! My brain cells must be functionion on full-throttle today...yea me! :)

“Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places. They learn much more from things, natural or made, that are real and significant in the world in their own right and not just made in order to help children learn; in other words, they are more interested in the objects and tools that we use in our regular lives than in almost any special learning materials made for them. We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions—if they have any—and helping them explore the things they are most interested in.”
Learning All The Time by John Holt

This is one of the reasons we feel Reese is best served at home for preschool (if not further). There are so many wonderful learning opportunities in our home & community, and we intend to take advantage of as many as we can!

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