Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Animals?

So, as I was reading some books to H this morning it occurred to me that a vast majority of his books seem to be dedicated to teaching kids about animals. Here's a horse, a horse says neigh. Here's a cow, a cow says moo. Like, really? Is this just a hangover from our pioneering days, or is it really vital that kids learn identify all the animals and what noise they make. Because, H could go a really long time without seeing a horse or a cow in the city. Seems like there could be some other skills we could be teaching him... like 'here's a telephone, it goes 'riiing', here's a taxi, it goes 'HONNNK'. Or is this just me?

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