Time and time again I hear the sneaky remarks---but what can your kids really learn from feeding a turtle, walking in a park or admiring the beauty of the trees?
Here's the secret: I am not trying to have either of them regurgitate facts from a book (although I do believe testing memory skills is important) or practice a math problem 75 times until he memorizes the answers.
am interested in them finding an answer to a question they have. Why? Because life--is just that. Problem solving. Figuring things out. Adapting.
Not sure how to do something? Ask questions, research, find examples.
Not sure why something is the way it is? Ask questions, research, find examples.
Not sure how to handle a situation? Ask questions, research, find examples.
See the pattern here?
How do I get them to ask questions, research and find examples? Simple: I peak their curiosity.
Why does the baby stay so close the momma? Is it scared? Hungry? Learning? Confused? Lost?
Why is this turtle green, yellow and white but that one has red and orange on it?
Why does this turtle have a short neck, but this one has a extra long neck?
Did you know that Louisiana has moss on trees too? But I hear that the moss is not spreading like it used to. I wonder why?
Did you know that moss spreads from one area of a tree to another? I think.
Do you know why moss is important to trees?
Why is the alligator small?
Where is it's momma?
Will it bite me?
I wonder why alligators aren't as aggressive as crocodiles?
Why is the alligator out today but wasn't yesterday?
My answer: let's find out!!
Why is the nearest high school named Tohopekaliga High School?
Is that a native name?
Were there many native people in this area?
How old is this canoe?
What material is it made out of?
Let's find out!
Why is this rock here?
How heavy is it?
How long has it been here?
See the pattern!
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