Sunday, May 2, 2010

What motivates young children to learn

What motivates children to learn. I watch as parents sometimes live their lives through their children by signing them up for things they want them to do versus things the child wants to do. I have often noticed how many adults are so unhappy in their jobs because they were children who wanted to please their parents m...ore than learning to please themselves. This is a great article on intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic of course goes the distance and produces more happiness in a chilld's life. Playing to a child's natural talents and strengths will make everyone happy in the end. http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/earlychildmotiv_ho.aspx