Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘How can a bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing?’

‘How can a bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing?’.

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Sendak quote:

“‘From their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions — fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can.  And it is through fantasy that children … Continue reading

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Look Kids in the Eyes

Look Kids in the Eyes

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“We are doing earlier and earlier to children what we shouldn’t do later.” These words of wisdom were offered by Lilian Katz – in reference to the current trend of aligning curriculum and programs in an effort to prepare children for the next step in their education.

http://www.empoweredbyplay.org/2011/06/words-of-wisdom-from-dr-lilian-katz/

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“Children are made readers,” the writer Emilie Buchwald said, “on the laps of their parents.”

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Young children have short attention spans, don’t they?

Young children have short attention spans, don't they?

Agnes worked for over ½ hour at scooping up sand and putting it in the sand pail.

She never lost concentration.

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Visit to Westminster Nature Preschool Art Show.

Jackson Pollak style.

Also, a mobile (Calder style) of natural materials.

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Maurice Sendak

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card … Continue reading

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I have learnt s…

I have learnt s….

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I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran   I like Gibran quotes. I’ve been thinking and wondering about this one. We … Continue reading

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