My 8 year old son has asked me on numerous occasions why he has to learn how to read and write this ancient language. I tell him "because I said so," but the truth is, the only reasons I can think of are signing checks and reading historical documents.
Have we entered the age of the iChild? How young is too young for your child to have their own iPhone, iPod, iPad or any other fancy piece of technology? Is there potential harm associated with exposing children to such technology at a young age?
The word mammalogy seems a bit daunting doesn't it? So when you talk to the kids about mammalogy, just tell them that they are going to get to learn all about identifying animals by looking at their tracks! Now that's kinda cool!