February 6, 2012

Time-tested. Timeless.

Not twaddle. (noun. def: something insignificant or worthless, silly talk)

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Classical Education strives to put excellent literature into the hands, hearts, minds of its students. Early elementary years includes exposure to Aesop's Fables, all manner of fairy tales, Bible stories, and Greek & Roman myths. We here at Kellerville think that's a pretty solid plan.

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Which is why I was pretty well pleased when [having once been wrenched from the *toy* section at the *book* store] Littlest Dude chose to buy a couple Greek myth books with his Christmas gift card ... and then became enthralled with said books for the next several days. For hours at a time. I love that. Truly.

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"Fairy tales don't tell children that dragons exist, children already know that. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." G. K. Chesterton

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Mark Twain



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3 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwww. Look at your little reader. I can hardly believe he was barely noticing the books at the book store instead of the toys... : )

Kellerville sounds like a great place to be. Love the quilt.

Anita Johnson said...

And I love the quote by G. K. Chesterton. Perfect. And little dude looks very content. Way to go!

Michelle said...

That Chesterton quote is so powerful. I love the classical education model. I remember having that very Aesop's book as a kid and reading and rereading it throughout my childhood. These images make me happy.