Friday, January 8, 2010
They Know So Much
She picked up one and said, "Princess Protection Program! That's the one I would like." I had no idea what that was. "It's a program" was all she told me. (I later learned that it was a TV movie on the Disney Channel.)
I turned one calendar to the front. She saw it. "Jonas brothers! That Nick is so cute."
Now, I do know who the Jonas brothers are. She showed me Nick. We looked through a few more calendars before we left. But my mind was dwelling on her comments. She's 5. And she's talking about how cute someone in a boy band is.
Our culture is so pervasive. The kids know so much, at such a young age. Well, they know about a lot. I can help them try to get some context on what they hear and see.
And I was reminded that I need to keep up. I need to know what the kids are talking about. If I am not familiar with the kids' culture, then I won't be very effective as a teacher.
I guess I need to spend the day watching Disney channel and Nickelodeon. If I can take it.
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Photographer: ♡ Jonas Brothers ♡