Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Katya started her second year of preschool last week. As much as I've come to question the benefits of formal elementary school (which is why we're homeschooling this year), I do still believe strongly in the benefits of a play-based preschool where young children can just learn to be with others in a warm, loving environment. I just cannot understand why that all has to end at the tender age of 5. I have come to trust and respect the awe-inspiring intelligence of children. They are wired to learn and grow and want to be grown up. More than ever, I believe in a quote I read of Piaget that "Everytime we teach a child something, we prevent him from inventing it for himself." How true!