So Many Questions...

....that I just can't keep up. I started carrying a small notebook and pen in my purse, and anything my daughter asks me that I can't answer, I write down. I then google it when we get home. She has an "answer binder" that I fill with things I print off the internet for her. One of the more recent entries was a diagram of the anatomy of a snail ("Mommy do snails have hearts?"). I had no idea, but was interested to find out that yes, snails do in fact have hearts :)

Child Led Google

I can't imagine being a parent and not having access to the internet!

Take this evening, for example. My French Immersion seven year old daughter was doing her English reading from Invisible World's "The Digestive System" (Parramon/Socias). She was reading specifically about swallowing (pages 12 and 13, for anyone who has the book), and she commented on how wonderful the illustrations were.

This led to a conversation topic change, from human digestion to careers in art. We googled the illustrator's name (Marcel Socias) and talked about the various ways that art can become one's livelihood.

What a fun conversation! It wouldn't have been nearly as complete without internet access. We've done this many times in the past - gone on virtual knowledge journeys via Google. If she has a question I don't know, I turn to the keyboard.

Lol, I think my tombstone will read: "let's look it up!"

About BC Gifted

Everywhere I turn in my community there are resources for kids to participate in sports. As a mom I appreciate the fitness benefit this has for our families, but I`m left wishing the extra curricular landscape was more balanced. There seems to be many ways for kids to exercise their bodies, but not their minds.

I`m left with little choice but to take matters into my own hands, so this blog was born. I have two atypically enabled kids, and this is where I`ll share with you what I`ve learned about meeting their educational needs outside the mainstream school curriculum.

Thanks for visiting, and stop by again soon!