Monday, September 22, 2008

Clearly, She's Not a Visual Learner

The other day, Bean was rooting around in her toybox and pulled out a foam star.  As she climbed up on the couch to show me, she said,

"Mommy, when stars get really, really, REALLY big, they make SUNSHINE!"

Well holy cow, my kid is well on her way to knowing more science than I do.

Anyway, I got a kick out of the fact that she knew this and told her so.  Then she asked me where the moon was and where the stars were.  I told her that when the sun is out during the day, you can't see the stars, and often can't see the moon.  It's like they're sleeping. 

She seemed very interested so I decided to go with it.  I picked up a rolled up pair of Shaun's soccer socks.  The way they were rolled, one side was white and one side was orange.  I figured this might be a good way to illustrate how it's dark on one side of the world and light on another.

So I launch into my explaination, using my rolled up socks as a guide.

Bean is listening to me intently with a very serious expression on her face while I finish my explanation.

"... and the sun is way up high and our big world goes around and around it and it makes it light in some places while it's dark in others.  What do you think?"

She looks at me for a minute and then says, quite seriously,

"Mommy.  Mommy!  That is NOT the big world.  That is Daddy's socks."

Apparently, visual aids aren't really her thing. 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love her!!! Yesterday she was playing with Caroline at the Warehouse and I walked by her several times and she kept saying "Look, thats Miss Erin!" She also asked if I would come and play with her, but sadly I had to work. I did walk her over to her class...until Pop-pop came and wanted to take her :)


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