How Children Learn

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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1995 - Education - 303 pages
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

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I read this from the perspective of a potential home-schooler, and it did give me some encouragement. The main message of the book is 'trust your children' - they are natural learners, and you are not ... Read full review

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I remember my mother reading this when I was a child. She referenced it often... and now I do the same. Thirty years after it was first published, this seminal work is still worth reading and then ... Read full review

Contents

GAMES EXPERIMENTS
23
ART MATH 8c OTHER THINGS 191
215
LEARNING LOVE 295
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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.

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