Posted by: bwoof | February 18, 2010

Children learn by playing…

A teacher friend sent me a link to an interesting New York Times article.  The ideas are simple but fresh and true. And, I think I’ve probably been the beneficiary of having grown up in a language-rich and play-centered learning environment.

Grateful for:

  • door sale at Home Depot
  • W’s excellent painting and trim work

Curious about:

  • our British visit tomorrow
  • will that boy get glasses that he likes on Monday?

 

The article mentions President Obama’s education reform plan, so I took time today to learn about what he says he’ll do: shorter summer vacations or none at all; longer days at school; rewards for teachers doing a great job; increased access to higher education; and expanding early years programs.

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