Quotation by Sandra Scarr

Babies learn most of what they know from interactions with their parents, but not of the formal, instructional variety. Babies learn from spontaneous, everyday events—the mailman at the door with a package to open...all of which need adult interpretation. They are real events of interest and concern to babies and young children....By contrast, infant education is artificial and out of context.
Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, part 3, ch. 7 (1984).
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