learning to read

January 29, 2009 at 4:57 am 2 comments

We are savouring a mini ski vacation to celebrate Papa Tim’s birthday, although for me and Sascha it is mostly joyfully hanging out by the fire in the lodge, while Papa and Elliott play on skis. Three days without doing dishes, wow.

The other night Elliott was “reading” the salt and pepper and mustard and ketchup packages.

“Raspberry, cream, honey, cream, popcorn, rosies, cheeks, cream.”

He looked at me with a grin, like we were both in on a secret. And we are. The secret is: no teaching necessary.


We are currently reading this book on life learning and it bolsters our intuition. One of the chapters by Naomi Aldort talks about “teacheria”. What is that overwhelming urge of so many to instruct, lecture, preach, and in the process take all the fun out of learning?
We are watching it on the ski hill.

Amazingly, children learn. The question is, are we willing to trust?


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You cannot disappoint me. a child’s eye view

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. heidibuecking  |  January 29, 2009 at 6:17 am

    i wish we were with you all on the mini-break 🙂 you’re amazing to still be updating the blog! i look forward to looking into the ‘life learing’ book – it sounds great. :0

  • 2. cana  |  February 1, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Thank you very much for introducing the book of life learning. I will check it out.


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