How small children begin to read, write, count, and investigate the world, without being taught
The essence of John Holt's insight into learning and small children is captured in Learning All The Time. This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process. For human beings, he reminds us, learning is as natural as breathing. John Holt's wit, his gentle wisdom, and his infectious love of little children bring joy to parent and teacher alike.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as "the gentle voice of reason" (Life magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was one of the books I read about five years ago that really changed the way we do school. The pressure is off and school is fun again. There may be a few areas where I don't quite agree 100%, but I find that with just about any book. For the most part, I couldn't agree more. It has been very motivating and has improved our homeschool experience.
This was recommended to me by friend who is home schooling her toddler, not by design but because he initiated it. She is now finding that John Holt's beliefs are not a load of molly coddling rubbish, which was her view when she first read this, before having her child. She is finding that her just 3 yr old is dictating the direction in which he wants to go and is now reading; not because she set out to teach him but because she has answered his questions whenever he wants. This involves some days no interest at all and other days hours of endless query and explanation. She offered to lend me this book because of the trouble I was having with my six year old 1st grader,due to his complete lack of interest in anything to do with school and all the associated excuses complaints etcregarding completing class work and homework. This book described him and explained his behavior to a T. Short of taking him out of school, I now need to read more of his books to address how to tackle my son's style of learning within a school setting if that is possible. But I now recognise that he doesn't have a serious problem or learning disability.