L is for Label


When we were toddlers, my mother labeled everything in our house—doors, windows, closets. As we got our clothes, we saw the word “closet.” As we tinkered on the piano, we saw the word “piano.” We absorbed what was part of our daily environment. She’s a teacher, and her philosophy is that if you surround young children with the tools they need to learn, over time, they will simply choose to explore that which surrounds them. And through that exploration, they can acquire vast knowledge.

Seen over at Wire&Twine