A huge part of early education is following the child's lead. Personally, I
hate do not care for geography. I'm horrible at it, I have no interest, enough said. Well Xander, on the other hand, has developed a huge interest in the states. It started when about a month ago when I took the tray off his high chair and bought him a United States place-mat. He, of course, started asking about all of the states and who lived in each one. Because he was so interested, I showed him the following video of Fifty Nifty United States. He was totally hooked! I was happy because of the way it depicts the states, it is very similar to the Doman method of flashing. He likes to replay it during breakfast, so I now start humming it every time I go to pack our lunches. He is learning so quickly, that he used some of his money to but a wooden states puzzle. We're now working on learning where all the states go and what all of their capitals are (I say we, because I have forgotten the majority of the capitals and am relearning them right along with him). This is not the subject area I thought we would be working on this fall, but I find myself enjoying it simply because he is so enthusiastic! I cannot wait to see down what other learning paths he chooses to lead us.
Xander randomly singing the states song...
Working on his puzzle.