Friday, January 14, 2011

The Museum of Everything

When you're talking to young children who are figuring out their new language and their new world, avoid saying "always" or "never." Instead of making rules for him or dire predictions, explain your concerns and thoughts.  Give him some "why" to go with his "what" and "where" and "when." Even give him some "why" to go with his "who." Don't forget that he won't know what "aunt" and "cousin" mean. He won't automatically figure out "neighbor" or "co-worker."

You're like a docent in the Museum of Everything.


The quote is from page 63 of The Big Book of Unschooling
photo by Sandra Dodd

1 comment:

  1. That photo was of "the Bubble Tub" day. A bottle of Johnson's baby-washing soap in the hot-tub, stirred with the shop vac blowing under the surface of the water (not while they were in there, but before--to create bubbles).

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