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.
These things are great!! No need for puzzles cluttering up the house, why build a puzzle to just look at a picture? 🙂
Keeping interest levels up in kids? Do the things they love. Or even just incorporate them into what they are doing. How do you teach a kid more about camera work? It's as easy as pointing out to him how the camera is on the tripod and it's over by the dinosaurs.
100% of surveyed 2 year olds and 4 year olds love it. They haven't yet mentioned how ugly the setup is. They can control the direction of flight by twisting the pipecleaner in their fingers. The pipecleaners can be adjusted/twisted to set desired pitch and yaw.
He's been asking me how this dinosaur is spelled, how that dinosaur is spelled, how THAT dinosaur is spelled... As a new teen at the end of the 80's, Family Ties was a great show. What I remember most (and mainly) about Family Ties
(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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