We seem to be falling in love with velcro! This week Mommy, Auntie Icky http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com and Auntie Lala decided to put big maps of the United States on foam boards. Then they took another map and cut it up into the different states. Each state also has their capitals on it. Then we put pieces of velcro on the back of each state and on the map itself. When we took all of the states off then we put then back one by one said the name and the capital of the state .
We certainly understand that they are probably a little young for this but we do believe that a lot of learning begins young and repeated enough and talked about enough children learn without knowing that they are actually doing just that. It is hard to understand why children no longer have weekly spelling bees, and learn about our important documents in our history. We cannot depend on spell checks in our computers to be the only way that we can spell. We need to get back to the basics. Our children will be much more rounded individuals and be more aware of their country and it's heritage.