Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Our house was Lego City for a while. Austyn loves building and everything he builds that he loves, I take a picture of and we save the picture. On The Batman Lego Game he saw that they build things that has 10 parts and as you finish each part of the game the item is built. He went through a stage where he'd build things and they'd have 10 parts broken down (just like the game). As he builds he calculates, out of ten, how many parts are left. "Mommy this car has 3 parts. I need 7 more to finish it!!" This is just one example of MANY where children learn through life naturally without being forced to learn.
“It is as true now as it was then that no matter what tests show, very little of what is taught in school is learned, very little of what is learned is remembered, and very little of what is remembered is used. The things we learn, remember, and use are the things we seek out or meet in the daily, serious, nonschool parts of our lives.” John Holt