“A pirate ship mateys. I see a pirate ship. And a lighthouse”
Captain Malakai on the lookout
As I see it my job right now isn’t just about imparting information.. It’s giving him experiences and opportunities to learn and observe for himself. Sometimes I step forward and show him things, tell him things or explain what he sees. Other times I stand back and let him discover for himself. We have a ID sheet for seaweed he can look at on his bookshelf at home. But it wouldn’t make the impression this did as he squeezed it and popped it and stretched it. And though identifying seaweed may not be vital in his future he may discover a love for plants or all things marine. He may just learn scientific observation. Or he may simply make a memory. Any or all of those are just fine by me.