Tot School–a couple more pictures October 26, 2010
I forgot to add a couple of pictures to the last post. Last week at Monkey’s homeschool co-op, The Bug Lady came in to give a presentation to the older kids. One of the co-op teachers invited Bug to come see the presentation as well since we were just playing in the nursery. Now, here’s where she lived up to her blog-name….she *loved* the bugs. Loved them. The presenter made me hold a cockroach (yeah. ew.), and Bitty Bug was all about petting the thing. I’m pretty sure she would have taken it home as a pet if she would have been allowed to. And then the tarantula came out, and she got really close to it (I wouldn’t let her pet the tarantula because she’s been known to grab spiders by the legs…I really didn’t want to upset the poor tarantula by having a curious toddler amputate it. 😉 )
And then…the snake came out. Leave it to Bitty Bug to run right up to the thing and pet it. Clearly this child has not developed any fear of nature what-s0-ever, which is probably a good thing. The older kids in the room squealed and shrieked and stepped back a lot, and Bug was more afraid of the other kids shrieking than she was of the actual bugs and snakes. LOL!
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Our own backyard September 19, 2010
This week’s nature challenge was to spend time exploring your own backyard. Now, most people might think “eh, what nature is there in suburbia? Well, besides mice.” But, the kids and I spent about an hour just looking at the various bits of nature in our very own suburbian backyard.