We have been reading about The Persian Wars. We talked last week quite a bit about King Xerxes of Persia building a bridge on top of boats over the Hellespont (now Dardanelles) Strait to continue his army’s march around to the north side of Greece. This made an impression on Cowgirl, who spent yesterday morning during school constructing this while I was reading out loud. All I did was give her the box of crafty stuff…she is, apparently, a far more artistic person at four than her mother is at 32.
I would venture to guess she is in the minority as far as four-year-olds who can find Greece on a map, which is a surprise to me. She is taking in a lot more by osmosis than I realized. Another homeschooling perk I hadn’t thought of – she’s already ahead of me in geography and art. Of course, I knew where Greece was…afterall, it’s the birthplace of the Olympics.