Boxes

Do you think little kids want to sit in seats all day? Do you think they want to be in rows and have all their learning in boxes? Kids need to run and play. They need to watch everything around them and ask questions. They need to watch the grown-ups and see what they do and try to do it. Learning’s about watching and thinking and asking and practicing and doing it again and again and again. Everything is here to teach us. Let the little kids learn the world whole, then take it apart and put it into boxes. Don’t make them learn the boxes first, then try to put it all together.
—Lakota Dan

via Kent Nerburn

…learning is natural and happening all the time.

…humans are naturally curious; children are humans, not candidates for humanity.

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