Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quote for the day: Stop reading, start engaging

From an article in Psychology Today by Erin Clabough, Ph.D.:
"This is perhaps a start, but books can be far more useful tools. We just have to learn to stop simply reading to our children, and start engaging them...Educational studies have repeatedly shown that it’s the reflection process where the deep learning happens. The most powerful part of reading often happens when you put down the book. The value of the story is found percolating in our children’s heads afterwards—in the thoughts banging up against their assumptions and their carefully constructed worlds. Does the book make them think after the cover is closed?"
Charlotte Mason would surely agree.

(Thanks to The Common Room for linking to that article.)


theycallmemommy withapileofbooks said...

That's a great quote! :)

Lisa said...

I needed this today. Thank you. :)

Sherry Elmer said...

We just read Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade," and my 10 year old said, "Do you know what I was thinking about while you read that? Pilgrim's Progress," and he mentioned the battle with Apollyon. Its been a couple of years since we read PP, so I guess it's been working in his imagination since then.

Mama Squirrel said...

I like books that make your mind do that.