Ms. Hemming teaches psychology class and the past several years (since we've been here), when she does the lesson on human development, she has invited faculty children of a wide array of age into her class for an observation day. It's basically a play date for the kids, and her students get a real life view of what sorts of activities kids of various ages can perform.
Here, Sierra is demonstrating that a 3.5 year old does not necessarily understand the concept of "conservation of number." The two lines of an equal number of buttons are lined up to be the same length. Q: "Are there the same number of buttons in these lines?" A: "Yes."
One line is then spread out to be longer. Q: "Are there the same number of buttons in these lines?" A: "No." Q: "Which line has more buttons?" (the longer line is indicated).
Ms. Hemming had two classes with a free period in between, so we went to campus for the first class and then went to the playground to play before attending the second class as well. Mia joined us that day and just added to our fun. After class, Sierra took off toward the playground with Mia not far behind and Kaia trying her best to keep up with the "big girls." (Mia is actually between the 2 in terms of age).
Mia and Sierra had to stop on the way to "ride the horse."
Playground have cool things like tiny trees growing out of the dirt to look at!
Aren't these just the sweetest girls you ever did see heading back for the second class period??
Wide view of so many small visitors in the psychology class indicates that it was certainly a little chaotic.
Everyone looks like they're having a good time, though! I hope the boys got something out of the class; we sure had a good time!
After class, the girls and I headed back up to the main campus building to meet Daddy for lunch.