During his school vacation this week, I started by playing Borderline card game with him.
I just played it up as a new game that I wanted to try out. We could try a few hands before we went on to Skip-bo. Did you know by the way that Columbia is that capital of South Carolina AND also the name of another country? Did you also know that West Virginia was an actual state and not just a directional portion of Virginia itself? Do you know how small Rhode Island really is?
Then another day, I connivingly took out the Odyssey III talking globe
and played a round. Quickly, it wasn't my turn any more and he took right over. You can only imagine the shocking information that this globe possessed: Equatorial New Guinea was near the Equator, Argentina was in South America, and Ireland was near England.
Finally, I tucked in some Brain Quest cards in the backseat of the car.
He is quizzing me non-stop.
Hmmmm! Do you think I should tell him that he's learning?
PS If you have any more games to recommend, I'd love to hear about them. I figure this kind of learning is equivalent to when my mother used to put my medicine in jam: it was too sweat to be something good for you.