"We absolutely must not attempt to teach our children formally before they start school. For parents to teach their own preschool children is the last straw. Teaching is the flip side of what works. Teaching before school kills the fun. Preschool children like their parents to be parents, not teachers. the roles are quite different, and it's precisely the laid-back, hang-loose, let's-have-fun, relaxed-and-comfortable role of a parent that is so powerful in helping children first to love reading and then to be able to read by themselves."The first time reading I thought, "I must have read that wrong." So I reread, and then thought, "Well, I don't agree with that at all." While there are still aspects of the quote that I don't agree with, I will say reading the rest of the book changed my thoughts.
So, what do you think of this quote? Agree/disagree? Have an experience to share? I'd love to hear your thoughts.