Tag | TV
Earlier this week, Leah was helping me set the table. She said, “Dad, watch this!” and she put the tines of a fork underneath a plate, pushed down on the handle and the plate went up in the air.
Being a good parent, I decided this was a teachable moment. Or at least let my daughter know how smart her dad is. “Nice Leah! Do you know what that is called?”
Leah: “A lever.”
Now I’m impressed! So I ask her “Where did you learn about levers from?”
Leah: “From Sid the Science Kid.”
Of course! Lovable Sid! She gets a lot of great stuff from that show. But does she understand what they were talking about. So I asked, “Do you know what you would use a lever for?”
Leah: “For lifting heavy things!”
Ah, genius. Okay, not really — but who says you can’t learn anything from TV?