"What we teach children to love and desire
will always outweigh what we make them learn."
The primary gift of a good education is a love of reading. If you can provide the fuel to ignite this flame in your child, the possibilities are endless. The whole world is within his grasp. Not only is he exposed to different elements of language (rhythm, rhyming, language, sounds) and different topics then what may otherwise come up in conversation, but he is also given the ability to self-teach on any topic that peaks his interest.
1 Charlotte Mason, Home Education
2 Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School
3 John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education
4 Cheri Fuller, Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child's Unique Learning Style (School Savvy Kids)
5 Christine Behrmann, Review of Swiss Family Robinson for grades 3-5. School Library Journal. 5 Jan 2010.
6 Anne Sullivan in Helen Keller's The Story of My Life
7 John Taylor Gatto, Interview of John Taylor Gatto by Mary Pride. 27 Feb 2010.
8 Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition