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Sand and Water at Family Learning Center in Thailand

October 20, 2009 Journal
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What would kindergarten be without sand and water?  Well, we have it!  A kid's dad made these (see attachment) out of blue PCV water pipe and plastic storage boxes.  Aren't they cool?  Now we wish for a water wheel and pump.  We have salvaged bottles, cups, and jars. I've been able to make a "funnel".  A hole punched in the top of a  screw-on cap or the side of a bottle make interesting things possible. Found a strainer for a sieve.  I continue to scavenge and invent.
 
The children in kindergarten are 1.Chinese 2. Thai 3. Dutch/American 4. Thai/American.
We have fun comparing the four languages at times. Then I throw in Spanish.  It just gives us a laugh and an appreciation for the variety and complexity of languages.  You are more tolerant of others' struggles with your language when you try a new one.  Acceptance and respect for others is right up there with sharing in the kindergarten curriculum.
 
Friday is no school for a Thai holiday, Chulalongkorn Memorial Day or "The day of the beloved and great King of Thailand,"  You can google it if you are interested. 
 
 Live well, love deeply, learn more!
Sandy