Sunday, April 25, 2010

Children of Our Youth

I am still reading through the book Charlotte Mason Companion. I just picked it up tonight when wanting to post these pictures.

Here are a few quotes I enjoyed.....

"We don't measure a child's progress in the three "R's", but by the number of living and growing things he knows by look, name and habitat."

"We never know just where a child's talent lie, until we give him a variety of opportunities and a wide curriculum."

"It is well that we encourage children to develop their powers to imagine. Any child who spends the early years of his education with wonderful stories and bountiful play builds up fibrous brain tissue... The ability to imagine is an amusement and a delight in one's childhood and remains a pleasure in adulthood."

"Be sure that your children each day have:
*something or someone to love
*something to do
*something to think about"

Needless to say I was very encouraged when I shot these pictures :)

What a pleasure to see my children work together and play creatively!
Lydia made these arrows for them. They spent much of the early afternoon running about hiding in the tall grass. 

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.. Psalm 127:4

1 comment:

  1. Great post...It is so easy to spend the days entertaining our children by being "busy" and running around to parks, which they beg for...but I've found if I get my kids to that painful place where they are bored out of their minds but realize I'm not going to do anything to bail them out, they'll finally wander outside and start making up games. Usually with my girls all it takes are some towels and old blankets to start the fort building.



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