Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves.— Jean Piaget
Pleasurable Children Learning quotations
What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow.
If you wish to leave much wealth to your children, leave them in God's care.
Do not leave them riches, but virtue and skill. For if they learn to expect riches, they will not mind anything besides, and their abundant riches shall give them the means of screening the wickedness of their ways.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count.
It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.
The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home.
We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else
I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
My contention is, first, that we should want more from our educational efforts than adequate academic achievement and, second, that we will not achieve even that meager success unless our children believe that they themselves are cared for and learn to care for others.
I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother... Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.
You can't learn to act unless you're criticized.
If you tie that criticism to your childhood insecurities you'll have a terrible time. Instead, you must take criticism objectively, pertaining it only to the work being done.
Learning is never done without errors and defeat.
Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.
Each and every one of us is born with a clean heart.
Our babies know nothing about hate or racism. But soon they begin to learn – and only from us. We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. We owe it to our children to help them keep their clean start.
When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.
There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
The greatest maxim of all is that children should be brought up as simply and in as domestic a way as possible, and that (not interfering with their lessons) they should be as much as possible with their parents, and learn to place the greatest confidence in them in all things.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
I always tell kids, you have two eyes and one mouth.
Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you're the one talking.
You have to convince the adults that if a child is to learn his culture, he or she will have to see his mother and father reading about it, and explaining it to him. Then it gets a legitimacy it otherwise would never have. Until then, his learning is limited.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.