Bah, stupid computer restarting itself randomly and losing my post.
So, as I was saying before the computer deleted all my hard typing. We haven’t been to our local children’s museum for a while, because the last exhibit was not preschool friendly. My kids are just not up to being told to make stuff at the level they wanted.
But this new one….. This, we’re going to have to check out several more times.
So, we need to solve a bunch of math problems to stop Hacker from taking over the world. If you actually paid any attention to the math involved, you’d notice you were learning about fractions, geometry, addition, patterns, learning different number systems. We’re talking higher level thinking skills here. My kids just thought it was lots of fun games.
Batman and our visiting Flat Stanley had lots of fun putting together different prisms. See geometry. That’s like high school level math, or actually 2nd grade, that’s where you first start learning 3D shapes.
Now you may see this and think it’s just driving cars on a road, but it’s measuring, addition/subtraction, and spatial reasoning. What size road do I need to fix the road. That mean old Hacker stole parts of the road. As you can imagine very popular with my boys.
Yeah, so all the adults kept trying to solve this one, because it’s just counting in Aztec, and they give you the numbers. Supposedly if you get it all done then it does something, but they were missing some pieces. The kids had a blast putting pieces in and watching them fall out. Oh, and so I remember later, that is Superman in the picture.
And here’s an actual picture of the visiting cousins. My older brother dropped by for a surpise visit from Colorado, and he has 2 boys. His oldest is a little older than the twins, and his youngest is 6 months or so older than Princess. And, just because God has a HUGE sense of humor, they look quite alike, and I sometimes got them mixed up.
Yes, I a mother of twins have a hard time telling kids that look alike/are twins apart. It is really sad. REALLY.
This was actually kind of cool, and would be a great lesson for older kids. You’re supposed to figure out which shape will hold the most cubes. All Princess cared about was stacking them in the boxes, but it was fun to see her work so hard on transferring it all.
So, as you can see, we had a blast at the kid’s museum this week. Just wait, you get to see lots more family photos this week. It’s hard to get much schoolwork done with so many visitors.