Alison Gopnik

by Ashley on November 15, 2011

PJ posted this wonderful video of Alison Gopnik’s talk at TED, about how babies think and learn.  I find this sort of thing endlessly fascinating. I’ve recounted parts about empathy to a few people now, and the bit about our saying babies and children are “bad at paying attention” when in fact they are actually bad at NOT paying attention really resonates: sometimes–especially on walks outside–I have to help Hudson physically close his eyes by stroking his forehead.

[via Bunny & Dolly]



Michelle November 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

That was great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Alexandra November 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

If this interested you, it’s definitely worth checking out some of the books written by Maria Montessori. Her discoveries regarding the development of the human person are incredibly profound and beautiful, and give you a whole new set of eyes for your child. She was something brilliant!

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