Friday, January 07, 2011

clarity and dreams











"What children need is not new and better curricula but access to more and more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them; and advice, road maps, guidebooks, to make it easier for them to get where they want to go (not where we think they ought to go), and to find out what they want to find out."
~John Holt~ Teach Your Own

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Absolutely!

Lynn said...

John Holt says is so true and you and your little guy live it so well. Love all the photos...makes me want to kick off my shoes and go play in the mud.

Anya said...

So true!
These pictures are adorable <3

Cori Lynn Berg said...

And lots and lots of play! You might be interested in an article my sis has posted on her blogtoday... she's a play therapist... you can find it at www.playcrane.blogspot.com

Marshmallow Beanie said...

Yay for mud!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can remember getting into big trouble many times due to this kind of behavior. Not proper for a girl ya know. Ha... Fun fun.

uchee said...

ahhhh.. little messyfish really had fun! i can see in his face.. yayyy! :-)