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How Children Learn, 50th Anniversary Edition

By: John Holt
Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Fifty years ago John Holt woke the dreary world of educational theory by showing that for small children "learning is as natural as breathing". his brilliant observations are as true today as they were then. Over one million copies were sold worldwide in the decades that followed. Today the theorists are still squabbling, and Holt's wisdom is needed more than ever. As a hero of progressive education and homeschoolers, his time has come again.

A new foreword by eminent school reformer Deborah Meier, of the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, reveals the lasting influence of John Holt's ideas and their relevance for the students today.

©2017 HoltGWS LLC (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Such an eye opener listening to this book. This is a book I will listen too again and again as a reminder.

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A Must listen!

Amazing book. It has had a profound effect on me as a parent and as a human being. Essential for anyone with little (or not so little) ones in their life.

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  • Noonesfield
  • 03-08-19

Children are born to learn

I am so thankful that many years ago I heard of John Holt. I home educated my four children and what a thrill and pleasure to watch them learn in exactly the way that John describes. This book is the perfect insight for people who want to find out how to best facilitate their children's learning and that is stepping back and letting them get on with it, turn off your teacher voice, answer what you are asked and be able to say: "Hmmm! I don't know. I will have to look that up." Show your child by your example that not knowing and finding out is normal.

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  • 01-07-19

loved every bit of this book.

i will listen to it again. it helped me to become better parent for my children

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