March 09, 2007

Another Sign That I'm Getting Old

I've been teaching The Seven Year Old about the Nervous System and I knew he'd enjoy the old Schoolhouse Rock song on the subject. Our Schoolhouse Rock Video is all packed up, but YouTube provides.

Naturally, I had to explain what a Telegraph line was. Not that I'm actually old enough to remember people sending telegrams as a rapid form of communication, but it was pretty funny to hear myself explaining that what they were saying was that the brain is sending a really fast message -- like an e-mail (they don't know about Instant Messaging) from one part of the body to the brain. I'm surprised the kids didn't ask why the nerves didn't just pick up the phone and call.

Schoolhouse Rock may not be up-to-date or even very accurate, but it does help me relive my childhood and realize how the world has changed in the meantime. And since my kidlets rarely get video time, they thought watching anything was pretty nifty.


The library has the CD, too. Much to my husband's disappointment, Andrew was totally uninterested. Oh, well--we enjoyed it!

Posted by: Meredith at March 9, 2007 12:27 PM

What would the 30-somethings of the world be without Schoolhouse Rock? I can remember in my 8th grade civics class singing the Preamble to the Constitution song in my head for a test.

Such a great tool for learning, yes?

Posted by: angie at March 9, 2007 03:20 PM

I love Schoolhouse Rock!

Posted by: Mary at March 11, 2007 02:29 PM

My job revolves around that bill, sitting there on Capitol Hill . . . thank goodness for Schoolhouse Rock!

Posted by: Sarah at March 13, 2007 08:17 AM