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All the Time: How Small Children Begin To Read, Write, Count, and Investigate
the World, Without Being Taught by
John Holt. John was working on this book before his death, and it was
completed using his articles in Growing Without Schooling and other
previously uncollected writing. As with all of his books, this work exhibits the
great respect he had for children and insights into how they learn.
explores how children learn and think and demonstrates that children can and do pick up
"the basics" (reading, writing, math) from the world around them. I find many of his ideas very
practical, not just theoretical, and every so often I pick up and skim this book
to help remind me that my children are, indeed, learning all the time. Paper,