Re: satin flycatcher; young children and birding

Subject: Re: satin flycatcher; young children and birding
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 08:15:18 +1000

My daughter is four.  Any field guide interests her and she loves the
Readers Digest Complete Book of Aust. birds.  She, however, always asks
first if she can have a "read".  She goes through page by page taking great
pleasure in seeing birds that we have encountered together (and always
seems to remember the finest details of the occasion - where, who else was
there, other things seen).  She remembers the names of many and those she
can't will often if given the first sound of the name.

At this age, the actual book isn't important, it's the pleasure they get
out of it.  The rest, if they are inclined, will come later.

David Geering

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