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.

3 comments:

Megan said...

Seriously!! "Nerd" is a very relative term, I've discovered. My husband considers it a compliment if you call him that.:) Alex is still watching the Planet Heroes DVD you sent with us when we moved.When a toy spawns that kind of obsession, that's what I call educational TV!
Glad you're doing well.

Gold Fort said...

To each his own. With my Aidan, it's not space but weather (as well as volcanoes and earthquakes) that he's obsessed with! Or maybe it's natural disasters that he's into. But, right now it's hurricanes! Ask him anything about them, he'll tell you ALL you need to know! Every morning he gets up to check weather.com to see what's going on with the weather. He'll be my meteorologist someday. All I have to do is ask him. It's cool for our kids to be into something so educational.

Camilla said...

Hey, NERDS rule the planet. . .