“If it’s not in the hand, then it’s not in the head or the heart!”
~ Bev Bos
Strolling along a nature trail, throwing rocks into a lake, or playing on a playground is where you will find us on most days. We typically get out to a park or playground every day, and allow our children to take us on all kinds of adventures. What a gift it is to see the wonder of the world through their eyes. On one such trip recently, we came upon a lake brimming with tadpoles.
YES – We can bring out our nets and catch some for you all to explore.
YES – You may walk into the water with your shoes on (or off).
YES – We can catch more than one.
YES – We can take them home for further exploration and learning.
YES – You may hold them.
This type of hands-on learning is ideal -
to spark interest
for better retention
and because its fun.
Thus it begins – the life cycle of a frog adventures.
|Scoop ‘em up!|
|YES – You may hold them.|
|Growth of a Tadpole|
|“This one has hind limbs!!! He must be the oldest. Will he be a frog soon? Let me pick him up for a better look.”|
|We watched a short video about the Life Cycle of the Frog|
|An invitation to explore the tadpoles.|
|He put one in a petri dish for a better look.|
|Using a magnifying glass.|
|“I’m drawing the whole tadpole family.”|
Our hopes are that the tadpoles continue to grow and our children get to watch the metamorphosis Once they are frogs (fingers crossed), we will take them back to their lake and set them free.
Tell me and I’ll forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I’ll understand.
- Chinese Proverb