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While I was making dinner, my 5.5yo daughter was making scat samples out of mud.  There is cat on the left, deer pellets (from an enormous deer apparently) in the back, and that's supposed to be bear on the right.

 

"What should I make next?  Camel?  What does camel poo look like?"

 

"Well, do you need to know what it looks like to make it?"

 

"Yes."

 

"Well then, I don't know, do you?"

 

She got distracted then.

 

This is my girl who pores over guidebooks, including one with tracks and scat.  I know I've mentioned that a bazillion times!

 

 

Anyway, feel free to use this thread to post your own stories and pictures, if you want.  


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wow....that's awesome. Your kid rocks. =D 


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I did briefly google "camel scat" and various other combinations and got some, um, answers that were kind of sort of not the answer I was looking for.  orngtongue.gif  Some things are just not good to google!


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So love it!!!! I love watching the freedom of learning and see what comes out of it!!! My now 8yo son when he was 5 he was into how other animals mated. One day he came up to me and said something like (I can't remember specifically now) 'mom, I have seen how dinosaurs mate, lions mate and sharks mate...but I have never seen how humans mate. Would I be able to see how you and Daddy mate?' I was floored!!! How does one respond to that?! :DROTFLMAO.gif
 

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Yeah, some questions are a bit tricky, aren't they?


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Kathy Tavormina, there is a picture in this book, that is said to be suitable for age 4 and up, though I did not see it till my dd was 7 and even then was a little nervous, but that may just be me:  

It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends.

 

Also, have you seen this?  

 

 

 

  1. Wits - Julia Sweeney "Sex Ed." Monologue - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-LwxR746sApr 1, 2010 - 11 min - Uploaded by MPRdotOrg
    Wits guest star Julia Sweeney shares a story about discussing the birds and bees (and frogs) with her eight ...
     
  2. While I said above that I was nervous about introducing the topic, I just told myself it is better that she feels free to talk about it with me - I know by age 8 or 9 I was talking about all this with other girls and certainly not my mom.  
  3. Re camel scat - seems to look like rocks:
  4. Great art/science project.  Thanks for sharing the picture, Sweet Silver.  

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  1. Re camel scat - seems to look like rocks:
  2. Great art/science project.  Thanks for sharing the picture, Sweet Silver.  

Thanks for finding this!  I did call dd over to see it.  *Now we know*.  And it was more of a "project" than a project, if you get my meaning.

 

I second the book recommendation.  Though dd2 did mention mating and "hugging too tight", so all that takes a while to sink in.

 

"Walking With Prehistoric Beasts" has one episode with australopithicus in it, and when they wander off to mate the screen goes fuzzy.  "What happened????" they asked.  Well, human mating is a private thing, honey, and these guys are a bit too close to us for people to feel comfortable watching.  "Oh."

 

I feel like a beast shattering their innocence.  :)


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Resuscitating this old thread to announce International Mud Day is June 29.  

 

http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/get-ready-for-mud-day-2013/

 

Hard to believe they need a day set aside for reminding everyone to let kids play in the mud, or to intellectualize a child's need for such play.  But any way, what a good thing to celebrate!  I know if I mention that the day is a celebration of mud and kids, the girls will figure out an appropriate way of honoring it.

 

ETA:  For parents who like this stuff, a lot of good looking links here:

 

http://handsonaswegrow.com/30-dirty-kid-activities/


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