Yesterday while driving we were listening to Multiplication Vacation. Kangaroo Didge (9's) is about life in Australia. That began a conversation about how so many strange animals come from Australia. Marsupials, lots of different monitors, etc. Naturally, Trev started naming all of the strange animals he could think of from down under.
Of course the list began with "Platypus!" and a discussion about what sounds they make. "Koala!" "Kangaroo!" "Wombat!" "Monitor Lizard!" "Frill-Necked Lizard!"
"Really!? The frilled-neck is from Australia?" asked his Mama.
And on it went.
We also pondered how much space writing out a Googol would take.
Aah... two things for our list today, then!
Sure enough, before even rising all the way this morning, we were doing research on Australia's animals. Aah... the Tasmanian Devil! How could we forget that?! And some forgotten ones like the Dugong and Sugar Gliders (which the Cousins have). And a few new ones... Thylacine and the Cuscus.
It always makes me smile, as this is how Trev began his reading, too.
Messages. Dividing words into syllables. Arranging letters on the fridge, and asking, "What does this say?"
making maracas, guitars, a kazoo, a flute, and a drum
Game research for one
and Animal Genius for the other
and a Googol!
Jumpin'. With the papa.
Readin'. (An encyclopedia. ; ) )
Love letters to her Daddy.
Cake's in the oven.
Knights 'n dragons
Makin' more music - whistlin' tubes!
Bedtime Stories (Netflix.)
Tormenting a brother.
Aaah, cake's done.
And now I s'pose we'll have a few more hours of the like...
Round and round we go...
Where we'll stop, nobody knows!