Young children are able to absorb information the entire time they play.
Mine play all day long.
It was actually a gravitholus.
At 3 years 5 months he knew a large amount of ‘dinosaur trivia’ and classified his dinosaur toys into herbivores, carnivores, theropods, sauropods, ankylosaurs, flying & swimming reptiles, and on and on.
At 4, I couldn’t even imagine listing what he knew.
His little sister who grew up surrounded by these conversations? At 20 months she could pick a saichania, brachiosaurus, therizinosaurus, and stegosaurus out of a giant dino toy heap.
At 22 months, her first five syllable word was ‘Brachiosaurus’! (surpassing her previous biggest word, ‘honey-yogurt’)
His mom and I knew about 8 dinosaurs between us a year ago. (And turns out, pretty much nothing correct about them) and before we knew it we were having family discussions about interesting dinosaur facts…who would have pictured that? A couple together for over 20 years all of a sudden had a million brand new topics to discuss.
At first it was to coordinate proper answers to a toddler asking more and more dinosaur questions. It quickly turned into sharing new information for the sake of conversation.
PLAY. RESEARCH. REPEAT.
(and dad says pachyrhinosaurus, what a moron!)
4yo identifying dinosaur toys. He turned 4 a month ago, she’ll be 2 in a few weeks. We were very sweaty from dinosaur chases before this 🙂
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