September 21, 2009

September's Title Swap

Miss Potter - DVD
Printable Rescources -
Debra Bells Ultimate Guide to Home Schooling
Charlotte Mason + the Guides to...
Ruth Beechick's 3R's
Confessions of an Organized Homemake
Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv

Story of the World by Peace Hill Press
Literature Pockets and Daily Language Review - Evan Moore
Code Word Caper by Letter Factory - DVD
Meet the Sight Words - DVD
The Weighty Word Book - Levitt, Burger, Guralnick
Criket in Timesquare - CD
Mr. Popper's Penguins - CD
The Web Files - Margie Palatini

Primary Grade Challenge Math - Edward Zaccaro
Life of Fred - Stanely F. Schmidt
children's math stories - Stuart Murphey

Draw Write Now
Science Units from Debra Bell's Subject by grade lists

September 18, 2009

Trusting Our Children to Learn

I was most impressed by the John Holt's incredible empathy he shows for children in his book, How Children Learn. He gives us permission as parents to love children where they are and encourages us to look at things the way they do. I loved every part of this book! It has already changed they way I parent.

John Holt-
"What we have to do is break this long downward cycle of fear and distrust, and trust children as we ourselves were not trusted."

Children learn with the spirit of joy, foolishness and exuberance like the spirit of all good games including the game of trying to find our how the world works which we call "education."