Teaching and learning from preschoolers
I'm pretty speechless right now..... in the wake of this read. But one thing I can promise - I'm giving my all to the "grassroots movement", and I'll see you there!
I'm one of the bubbles... KEYU is one of the fissures in which some bubbles are rising. Fantastic thinking and expression of the thoughts.
Amazing words Tom! You have started small bubbles in Eastern Oregon! I'm excited to learn and hear more!
Hello from Finland. First of all I do love your spirit! Our children play a lot by themselves. You could find even 4y.o. riding his bicycle unattended on our home street. But we are still to see as "they will grow up to both expect freedom and have the critical thinking and creative abilities to make it happen". It is just not happening because of the free play. Something missing. Tell me, what else do we need to teach/give our children?!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I've recently taken a page from your book and when people try to explain their reasons for teaching their kids a certain way, especially if it's "fun", I always reply, you don't have to justify it. Play is how children learn. This is what I remind myself when I talk to others about how I'm teaching my own children. Just because I don't have a daily objective or craft or whatever, doesn't mean my children aren't learning. Just earlier they spent over two hours outside just playing in the mud and with bubbles. I may not know what they're learning, but I'm constantly reassured that they are.
So, when you Play Iceland in the USA....I am SO IN!!!!!
And in Australia, I'm in too.
When will there be more information about the conference in US? I want more!! LOVE THIS!
I'm in....bring it to the USA or contact me & I'll start it here!
Scotland has bubbles too - our group is run on very similar lines and follows a similar philosophy. Reading like minded blogs gives me the energy and drive to continue playing and learning together, rather than working to targets and pre-specified outcomes, no matter how worthy. Yours is one of my favourite blogs and I look forward to reading it everyday