http://theblogfrog.com/p/randomhouse/community.aspx#/1504678/forum/117196/poll--is-loving-to-read-a-learned-skill-or-a-natural-skill.htmlThis blog post discusses learning to read and includes a quote by Jim Trelease
"In concentrating exclusively on teaching the child how to read, we have forgotten to teach him to want to read…somehow we lost sight of the teaching precept: What you make a child love and desire is more important than what you make him learn." ~ Jim Trelease
This strikes home with me as an early childhood music educator and parent. My goal for my students are simply that they LOVE music-and because they love it, at ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, they'll have the desire to continue-and to continue when it's NOT always fun because they know the fun, the joy, the love is there.