From Maisey Mouse to a blown mind
I've always been of the mind that when my kids ask something, I'll use whatever I can to explain it as best I can. This came into play during Bedtime Reading tonight.
Evie had chosen "Maisey's Big Book of Words" for tonight's reading and while we were going through the words, we came to "Wheat".
"Daddy, what is Wheat?"
"It's a plant that looks a little bit like sweetcorn", I told her. "Would you like to see a picture?"
I grabbed my phone and said "OK Google, show me pictures of wheat."
Evie had a look through some pictures of wheat crops as I explained about the seeds of the plant being used to make food, such as Weetabix.
"Can I see videos of making Weetabix?" Evie asked.
"Let's find out" I said. "OK Google, show me how Weetabix is made."
Evie and I then sat and watched the following video. Then we watched it again. And again. Then she asked questions about it while we watched it again and we had a big chat about farming and how lots of foods go from farms to the shops and then we buy them and bring them home.
The Weetabix Story - Field to Bowl: http://youtu.be/iZtBPCBKj0g
I would like to thank +Google
for their work. Without that work, my 3 year old would have had to settle for just an explanation of how it all works. Instead, she had access to visual information, right there during story time and she went to bed tonight with a better understanding of how the world works.
So, thanks for that.