I have a 3 year old daughter that has take a bit of an interest in science. We have been talking about science when I put her to bed at night.
Last Sunday I discovered a new book called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, who is a law professor at Yale. She is using extreme methods to push her 2 daughters to academic excellence. They had to be the best in their class in everything except drama and physical education. Math was a topic that she really drilled them in. Just reading the back cover sent me into a rage; so much that I decided to start a new blog: Bedtime Science Stories, just to get my anger out.
Science should not be an elite activity. Making it very competitive will make a new generation of kids hate math and science. Understanding our world is worthwhile activity even if you are not the best in your class.
|My 3 year old daughter|