"Children are born passionately eager to make as much sense as they can of things around them... Children observe, they wonder, they speculate, and they ask themselves questions..."
"Rachel Carson has written: 'A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood...'"
"It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour..."
"One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don't like are brushed off as 'merely' attention-seeking devices..."
"In a letter to the editor of a local paper, the writer expressed a common complaint: several children had neglected to say "thank you" for the Halloween treats she had given them..."
In a funny, stirring talk, Sir Ken Robinson tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
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