Sunday, June 08, 2008
The fine art of strewing
I love how learning happens when kids just follow their interests. This morning Pete & Billy were playing a quick game of the computer game Civilization (one of those ones where you build your own country etc). They chose Egypt as their country.
I "happened to mention" that we had a cool book on Egypt (a gorgeous book called Egyptology), got it down off the shelf and put it on the coffee table. A couple of hours later, Billy brought the book over to me and we had a snuggle while we looked through it.
At various other times through this afternoon, he looked up where Egypt was on the map (blue-tacked on our schoolroom wall) and looked at what their flag looked like (another poster on our wall). He just pulled out a ruler his Ma (my MIL) had brought back from Egypt for him with hieroglyphic characters to trace, and "wrote" his name in hieroglyphics!
Ah, the power of "strewing"!