Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Teaching Tuesday

Big Boy and I have found the best cartoon on PBS: Sid, the Science Kid.  Each day there's a lesson on some type of science.  For example, the two episodes we've caught this week have been about estimation and measurement.  There's songs, experiments, definitions and extension lessons.  We've even recreated some of the experiments at home.  They're super easy and still teach something.  The lessons are geared toward preschool, but my pre-3 year old is learning something from them already.

Additionally, the PBS website has a brief overview of each episode and how to recreate the lessons at home.  So we're watching the show and then choosing our favorite experiments to do in our kitchen.  

I can't tell you how much fun it has been to hear my boy using words like observation, experiment, and investigation.  Check it out.  It's absolutely worth it.

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