all learning be fun?
everything in life is fun and if we teach children that it is then we are doing
them a great disservice. Many things require a lot of work and some things are dead
boring. (Washing clothes each day, for example, or picking up after people who
are quite capable of picking up after themselves.)
material does incorporate some fun, hands on activities. These can be useful
tools in helping children remember information. For example in Succeeding in
Social Studies 3, children learn about the continents of the world. At the back
of their books are continents to cut out and hang up on the wall.