- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)7
- Japanese restaurant up and running; owner surprised by fondness of sushi here (2/24/17)
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)18
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)13
Children find ways to learn about each other
We all know children who are brighter and better looking than most other children. We call them sons and daughters. Or grandchildren.
But then we have to admit that most children can be pretty amazing at times, particularly when it comes to learning ideas and concepts that some adults find hard to grasp.
Take learning a foreign language, for example. Most adults have enough trouble with their native tongue and often struggle with someone else's. Not children. Put children from different countries together for awhile, and soon they will be communicating just fine.
This is happening at Community Day School in Cape Girardeau, where a pair of Japanese youngsters are bringing not just a new language to their classmates, but also an opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture.
While adults are needed to guide such learning opportunities, the best results often come when children are allowed to do what children like to do. In the process, the children learn about one another in ways that would be tough to duplicate in a textbook.
And let's hope adults who are part of this process pick up a few good ideas of their own.