- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
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.