When we started out with our unschooling journey, we felt a little like knights in shining armor freeing ourselves from our own self-imposed shackles. Hence the name of the blog.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

fire play

This afternoon Raghu waited till Zoya fell asleep and then reminded me of my promise to let him play with fire.... yeah.. thats right... he has been wanting to burn things. Well better he do it with me around than on the sly :-)

So anyway... we went into the balcony and then took a few tea lights and a match box. we proceeded to use up some match sticks... raghu asked if paper woudl light up if struck against the side of the match box. He was keen to know about how the fire could burn adn how it works.... fuel and air etc...

He had also tried to figure out how the inside of a torch works. I need to get some insulated wire and then see if i can make a simple circuit for him to work. I fixed the gears and circuit of the magnetic fridge gears today... very satisfying :-) also showed him how the positve and negative of the batteries fit into slots. He wanted to make his remote car work... so that took up soem time and effort... funky little mini-cooper he has. he loves it. also danced to bunty aur babli and heard chalti ka naam gaadi songs. he loves to be swung thru the air.

He played for an hour with Roshni and did ask for the TV... which i declined... i don't know why... but i can't seem to get past that. I don't know whether i want to trust him and see how it goes... bah!! i really need to understand media issues better... and why and how the media affects learning.

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