Show me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
This little guy and I were reading Aesop's Fables and came to the story of the crow who drops pebbles in the long-necked jar to get the water to the top so that he could drink. It was one of those rare times that we just went with the spontaneity of the moment and replicated the story in our kitchen. It led to a very enjoyable and memorable experience. He was involved, and he learned.
I like to think that he will always remember this afternoon. I like to think I will too. Watching him discover that he could make a book's "fantasy" his reality was wonderful. I hope it helps him to realize that just about anything is possible. If you can imagine it, you can find a way to see it through.
He got so excited as the water reached the top. You could tell he was so proud and so thrilled that he had solved the problem himself. He even took a little drink!
Note to self: Try to bring books to life more often. As these books get reread the experiences will be remembered.
A me place: A place for me to write out my thoughts and save all sorts of eye candy that inspires me, a place for me to track my life and it's happenings, my "design journal" for figuring out my likes, and most importantly, a place for me to zone out and just enjoy.