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Re: BRAG BOOK

#21  Postby Scarlett » Mar 20, 2010 8:24 pm

My husband was chatting with our 3yr old telling her he's going to Africa soon to work. They were chatting about what he might see when he's in Africa, 'the jungle' says Tia, dad agrees, yes he might see the jungle. They then chatted about what animals were in the jungle, she wanted bunnies and things but was impressed with tigers and snakes etc. Then she said 'monkeys! You see monkeys in the jungle', yes you do said her dad, maybe I'll see monkeys. They then chatted about what plants he might find, there were big trees, and huge plants, then Tia said 'bananas, dad said 'I'm not sure Tia, there might not be bananas'

'Of course there'll be bananas, there are monkeys'

Now I'm not arguing that a monkey's staple diet is made up of bananas but thats her understanding from books and TV, I just love the reasoning, and she's just turned 3
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#22  Postby Jain » Mar 20, 2010 8:56 pm

AWWW so clever!!!

My son made me laugh the other day. He saw a snooker table at the leisure center we were at. It had a wooden cover over it so it just looked like an unusual table. He asked what it was to which I replied "its a snooker table" he had never heard of one before and I could see his little brain ticking away. After a little while he asked " Mummy is that where people keep their snooks?!" I couldnt help but laugh. I asked him what a snook was and he just said "I don't know!"
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Re: BRAG BOOK

#23  Postby Scarlett » Mar 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Jain wrote:AWWW so clever!!!

My son made me laugh the other day. He saw a snooker table at the leisure center we were at. It had a wooden cover over it so it just looked like an unusual table. He asked what it was to which I replied "its a snooker table" he had never heard of one before and I could see his little brain ticking away. After a little while he asked " Mummy is that where people keep their snooks?!" I couldnt help but laugh. I asked him what a snook was and he just said "I don't know!"


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#24  Postby melchior » Mar 20, 2010 9:05 pm

Jain wrote:AWWW so clever!!!

My son made me laugh the other day. He saw a snooker table at the leisure center we were at. It had a wooden cover over it so it just looked like an unusual table. He asked what it was to which I replied "its a snooker table" he had never heard of one before and I could see his little brain ticking away. After a little while he asked " Mummy is that where people keep their snooks?!" I couldnt help but laugh. I asked him what a snook was and he just said "I don't know!"


LOL!!!

My 6 year old son made a space suit today. He fastened a cardboard box to his back (for the oxygen tank) and accessorised with his brothers skateboard helmet, a pair of perspex safety goggles and his winter gloves - it looked quite authentic :)
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#25  Postby Blackadder » Apr 26, 2010 10:24 am

My 7 year old step-daughter went to kindergarten and Year 1 at a Catholic school, for convenience not because we are Catholic. The only alternative was a completely crap school miles away. So she would come home with her head full of the usual Jebus nonsense that Catholics indoctrinate their children with. As she was so young, I didn't kick up a big fuss, preferring to wait until she started to ask questions (which she most certainly would) and then answer them honestly.

We moved two years ago and she has been in a non-denominational school since but was still clinging to belief in God and heaven. However last term she had a school project on our solar system and I spent a long time answering her (hundreds of :lol:) questions about space and our universe and how it began.

Today in the car on the way to school she floored me with these questions:

1. Why did the Big Bang happen and where did matter come from?
2. If scientists think that everything that exists come out of the thing that caused the Big Bang, then do I think that God exists?

To be confronted by the big Gawd question at the age of 7 and so soon after she started learning about space was so amazingly exciting that I have been smiling from ear to ear all morning. I look forward to showing this beautiful, intelligent child how to discover FACTS and how to distinguish them from WOO and to set her off on a life's journey of learning, which will continue long after I am gone. This is what makes life so worth living.
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#26  Postby Jain » Apr 26, 2010 8:06 pm

Fantastic Blackadder!!! Now you can start buying her books that she will become really interested in! My daughter also 7 is like a sponge at the moment! I am trying to make all things interesting so she wants to learn. Buy her a fossil, that opens up lots of avenues!
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#27  Postby Scarlett » Apr 28, 2010 9:00 pm

More reasoned thinking from my 3 year old:

Tia: Mummy, when you have no mummy you can get a new mummy

Me: Oh, where would you get a new mummy from?

Tia: The mummy shop

Me: Oh, would you like a new mummy from the mummy shop?

Tia: If you got lost I would

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#28  Postby Jain » Apr 28, 2010 9:10 pm

LOL!!!!!! I got told that my youngest was going to go and live with Grandma a few weeks ago. :( It was probably because I didnt let him have sweets!
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#29  Postby Scarlett » Apr 28, 2010 9:20 pm

They're horrible wee creatures when you think about it :lol:
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Re: BRAG BOOK

#30  Postby Weaver » May 08, 2010 4:11 pm

Well, it's been a little while since I bragged about my granddaughter (5y/o, that my wife and I are raising) - and right on cue she came up with a good one.

I phoned home, and talked to my wife - she sounded tired. When I asked her what was up, she said Lily had been a pain in the ass all day. So I said, "Put her on." The following conversation ensued:

Lily "Hi, Grandpa."
Me "Hi, bug - how are you?"
Lily "Good."
Me "Are you behaving yourself?"
Lily "Yes."
Me "That's not what your grandmother told me - she says you've been a pain in the butt all day."
Lily <sigh> "Grandpa, you don't want to hear any bad news - you only want to hear good news when you call."

She's received no instructions to censor her conversations while I'm deployed. I'm not sure whether I'm more impressed with her attempt to get out of trouble, or her insight that I don't really want to hear bad news if possible.
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#31  Postby lordpasternack » May 16, 2010 10:29 pm

My five-year-old nephew reads aloud a book I got for him on the topic of our solar system. My 16-month-old nephew's in the clip, too, but not doing anything especially brag-worthy. You'll also hear my brother getting back into the car and telling me to stop filming... :mrgreen:

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I bought that book for him, amongst a few other bits and pieces, in response to this little piece of artwork my brother stuck on the fridge a few months back - which he told me the boy did mostly himself without much help. And allowing for a certain amount of artistic licence (and omitting to name and colour Uranus) - I have to say I found it really quite impressive.

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#32  Postby tuco » May 16, 2010 10:31 pm

What makes me proud about my kids is that I don't have any.
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#33  Postby Made of Stars » May 23, 2010 3:04 am

My four year old's experimenting with subjective idealism: "When everybody's dead, it'll be the end of forever". :levi:
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#34  Postby natselrox » May 23, 2010 3:50 am

Made of Stars wrote:My four year old's experimenting with subjective idealism: "When everybody's dead, it'll be the end of forever". :levi:

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#35  Postby melchior » May 25, 2010 9:50 pm

My 13 year old daughter took part in the Junior Maths Challenge a few weeks ago
http://www.ukmt.org.uk/

I feel the need to brag - she got a Gold award with a score of 97 (you need to get 73 or above for a Gold)...which puts her in the top 6% of young mathematicians. *braggy braggy brag* :smoke:
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Re: BRAG BOOK

#36  Postby natselrox » May 26, 2010 4:37 am

melchior wrote:My 13 year old daughter took part in the Junior Maths Challenge a few weeks ago
http://www.ukmt.org.uk/

I feel the need to brag - she got a Gold award with a score of 97 (you need to get 73 or above for a Gold)...which puts her in the top 6% of young mathematicians. *braggy braggy brag* :smoke:


Beautiful! There's no better sight than watching an intelligent kid doing maths.
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#37  Postby pennypitstop » May 26, 2010 8:47 am

Very proud of my daughter's art work. Not bad for a 2 1/2 year old....

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#38  Postby natselrox » May 26, 2010 10:15 am

That's cute!
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#39  Postby Weaver » May 26, 2010 1:31 pm

melchior wrote:My 13 year old daughter took part in the Junior Maths Challenge a few weeks ago
http://www.ukmt.org.uk/

I feel the need to brag - she got a Gold award with a score of 97 (you need to get 73 or above for a Gold)...which puts her in the top 6% of young mathematicians. *braggy braggy brag* :smoke:

Excellent! Also a very good refutation to the all-too pervasive meme that "girls aren't good at math".

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#40  Postby Durro » Jun 28, 2010 2:50 am

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