began for Yuvan very early ever since he started showing interest in typical boys stuff like astronomy, space, dinosaurs etc.
But I have really not been teaching him. It’s all the knowledge he acquired through reading many books, watching his very own cartoon channels and national geographic channel, discovery channel and animal planet.
The last week or so I was wondering to help and channeling his interest in science (Yuvan typed the following continuation –in a much more harder way so that he can master it.) and probably do a more structured teaching.
Off we went to the newly renovated the awesome kids library and has borrowed books to understand completely about our first two areas of interest
But I know he is already been fascinated about anything related to space and dinosaurs. We started a conversation today (11/05/2013) while we were traveling in the train, about the Earth, Sun, Moon and the revolution, light years, how day and night happens etc. I always believe to teach/impart knowledge as much as possible when the kids show very keen interest. And these bursts of interest could happen anywhere and anyhow. And so it was one of them and we touched on stars and the nine planets too..
I taught him my very close to heart way to remember the planets which I learned from my Primary school science teacher. And that is ‘My Very Efficient Mom Just Served Us Nine Pancakes’ – Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto!!! I believe this is very universal and tweaked to suit the regions!!!
I am glad that we have made a start!! And it has to be a slow and steady game with not too much information in a single conversation or session.
A start made is more important !! 🙂