"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rabbit trail of dominoes

As our first term winds down, it seems the kids are wanting to go off on more "rabbit trails" than usual. I don't mind too much, depending on the trail they choose.

Yesterday the tin of dominoes that has been there for years finally found some appeal. They built a house with them and, well, even though they did not play the game of dominoes they did used them for their arguably better known use:

No comments: