So, during class, we were showing flash cards of fruits to introduce different fruits to the children. When it came to pineapple, a boy pointed excitedly to the flash card and said ‘SpongeBob!!!’ out loud. We were all stunned and I started laughing. Other children seemed to be puzzled. I told him that he’s not wrong, because SpongeBob really does live inside a pineapple.
I think education doesn’t have to be so one-dimensional but we often got caught up in it. Being able to relate to what a person knows is a huge step too. Instead of just telling them off, I choose to explain to them. After all, everyone has only one childhood. Besides that, I’m not putting him down so he will still be confident to share whatever he wants to talk about with us (I always think that when a person stops talking/sharing is the scariest part of all). I believe that boy will probably now remember ‘pineapple’ even better since he could relate to what he watched.