Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Animated learning

This afternoon XY7 taught me about the educational value of the animated series Scooby-Doo.
(Anyone who doesn't know who Scooby-Doo is can find out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo )
I was watching and listening to XY7 reading a fantasy/sci-fi type story as part of his set daily homework. One of the characters was Supercanine. I thought he would struggle with the word but he didn't. I asked him if he knew what a canine was. He answered: ``Yes, a dog''. I asked him how he knew that because it was a difficult word for someone in Year 2. ``I learnt it from Scooby-Doo. Scooby-Doo is a canine and he's a dog,'' was the reply.
There you go. It's not just brainless fun after all.

1 comment:

katiecrackernuts said...

If only I could get the XY15 in my house to absorb anything that doesn't end with, "so, can you take me to the beach".

Things I like

  • Being eco-aware
  • Chocolate
  • Generosity
  • Good food and good wine
  • Kindness and courtesy
  • Laughing out loud
  • Openminded people
  • People who are true to themselves
  • Spending time with friends
  • Sunshine and blue skies

Things I don't like

  • Broken promises
  • Pointless arguments
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • War and conflict
  • Lightning and thunder
  • Small minded people
  • Discrimination on any basis
  • Over inflated egos
  • Mean-spirited people