They Might Be Giants recently released another children’s album, Here Comes Science. My kids like their previous albums No!, Here Come the ABCs, and Here Come the 123s as well as their Friday Night Family Podcasts. I’ve only heard a couple of the songs from this new one but have it on hold at the library. You can see an animated video of Meet the Elements at Boing Boing.
Tammy from Just Enough and Nothing More shares why she doesn’t consider herself an unschooler in “I’m Radical, but Definitely NOT a Radical Unschooler; I’m Not Even an Unschooler.” I can identify with several of the points made in her post and in the resulting comments.
“Mrs. G. isn’t sure when ‘socialization’ became such an urgent and determining concern in shaping a child’s future, but she’s got to tell you, loud and clear, that she thinks the idea that a public school setting fosters a higher caliber, gold standard set of cultural skills, habits and norms is a used and tired bill of goods. It’s a crock.”
Bethe at The Grass Stain Guru shares 10 Wishes for Today’s Kids. My favorite, bibliophile that I am:
“6. That you learn to LOVE to read. Even if they do make a movie about it, you can bet the book is better. Learn to get lost in a story and try your hand at writing your own”