Sunday, September 7, 2008
To infinity and beyond
This is just a small sample of the evidence. Tyler has officially discovered his first obsession. It all started with The Planet Heroes. He discovered them last fall, and over the course of a year we have collected them all. Next, I suggested we check out a book from the library about space. 6 months later, we may have checked out everything about space at his comprehension level. We have collected toys from museums, as has grandma, not to mention grandpa's telescope and the link he provided to images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Tyler has clipped newspaper articles (he was quite interested when I showed him the Mars Rover in the paper) and even watched hour long programs on different planets on the National Geographic channel. Like I said, the boy is obsessed.
I think it's adorable. He is learning so much, and it is hilarious to hear him spout facts about planets and correct his mom when she calls Pluto a planet. I think it shows dedication, desire for learning, and is teaching him how to find out information. Not to mention how much I am learning too. Dan think it makes him a nerd. Phooey on you dad, we like learning about space.