Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Magic Schoolbus






Tyler tends to be a very quick study on things that he watches from different television shows -- like Octonauts, Wallykazam!, Word World, Bubble Guppies, and Super Why -- so I thought that for Christmas this year we would introduce him to a more science based show.

Yesterday he watched 1/2 of the first DVD in the series and loved it! It was actually really cute to watch how the explained things, and explored. They covered some of the solar system, the digestive system, and all about germs on the three he watched yesterday.

There are 52 episodes in total on the whole series, and I think that he is hooked. I'm excited to show him that Amazon also has a bunch of kits that you can buy to go along with the series and do your own learning experiments. In the meantime, we have a couple of dinosaur dig/experiment kits that I hope we will find time to work on this spring, and we still have our little gardens that the Easter Bunny brought last year that we need to set up.

It's an amazing privilege to get to be with them when they are learning and to see their minds working through things. It can also be extremely frustrating because I worry that they aren't picking up enough -- but that is just my worry and desire to do the best I can for them.

My only hope is that James will jump in and watch some of these along with Tyler at some point too. I know he is picking up things, but sometimes it's really hard to figure out what he knows and what he doesn't.