Thursday, August 27, 2009
Real and Pretend
It's Thursday, Real Kids Day. Many young children, especially boys, find garbage trucks fascinating. It's interesting to think about why. Probably part of the attraction is their immense size and power. How many things of such hugeness and destructive force come so close to our safe home lives? And once a week, too! Children don't take that for granted. Below are two videos in which the boys are experiencing trash day--one real and one imagined through play. They'd probably love to read about garbage trucks. What other kinds of books would these boys also like to read? What would you write for them?