My kids love Noggin. It's a cartoon channel...yes I know I let them watch TV, how horrible am I?!?! Well I don't think I'm too horrible considering they ACTUALLY learn from it, and here is proof.
This month on Noggin they have been talking about recycling because of Earth Day. I never really thought Jax was paying attention (ha yeah right, that kid is ALWAYS paying attention, even when I prefer he not!). He proceeds to ask me today where our trash goes. I told him they pick it up and take it to the dump. He says "then you are filling up the land fill." Really? You are four, do you even know what that is?!?! Well apparently he does because he explained it to me. "All your trash is going to fill it up then it won't have anywhere to go, so it does bad things to the Earth." Correct you are my little Noggin watcher! He then tells me that we need to recycle to save our Earth. I asked if he knew what that meant, to recycle. Stupid question on my part! "Yep, you keep your plastic and stuff. Then you take it to some helper people." Once again, he was paying attention! He also proceeded to to describe the "recycle symbol". He says "when something has that triangle arrow on it you can take it to the helper people. They take it somewhere were it doesn't hurt the Earth". Correct again! I'm glad he is learning this. I would have never thought to teach him to much about Earth Day. So today was a day that I learned from my four year old. A day that he taught me to "pay a little more attention." Maybe we will get some bins and recycle the stuff with "triangle arrows". Every little bit counts! And I would hate to think that one day my grandchildren will not have this beautiful world that we have. So from Jax's mouth to my blog "save your triangle arrows"!!