Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Allowed to learn

Pam Sorooshian wrote:

Surround your child with text of all kinds and he/she will learn to read. Read to them, read in front of them, help them, don't push them. Children allowed to learn on their own timetable do learn to read at widely divergent times—there is NO right time for all children. Some learn to read at three years old and others at 12 or even older. It doesn't matter. Children who are not yet reading are STILL learning—support their learning in their own way. Pushing children to try to learn to read before they are developmentally ready is probably a major cause of long-term antipathy toward reading, at best, and reading disabilities, at worst.

—Pam Sorooshian

which has been translated into Portuguese by Marta Pires:
Como Ser um Bom "Unschooler"
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. Awesome to have Pam's text in Portuguese. I am from Brazil and unschool my kids here in the USA. My family and friends ask so many questions... they can't see how we homeschool or unschool for that matter... now I can forward them this text... maybe they will get it???? hahahhaha :)

  2. There is a discussion list (a yahoogroup) for Brazil and one for Portugal, and here are some other translations by Marta Pires, some of Just Add Light posts! http://sandradodd.com/portuguese


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