Something dawned on me, like a big light bulb over my noggin. I suddenly understood that I didn’t know a hell of a lot about anything. What it was that seemed to move me then was that learning was important.

Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka resolved, at that moment, to learn something new every day, simply for the pleasure of learning.

While we are trying to coax the best out of our children, it’s important to point out the enjoyment and gratification to be derived from their studies. There are ways to make things more interesting, such as visiting a museum exhibit, planetarium, or science center that might augment current subject matter.

Let’s not neglect our teachers, too, who may have wonderful suggestions to pique the interest of our children.

Call to Action:  On this day, I will find something of beauty and joy in the world and share it with my child.

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