WCK's new favorite TV show (at least for this week) is Sid the Science Kid:
It meets all of the criteria for a good show: It's really cute, it's highly educational, it's fairly non-annoying, and it keeps her attention long enough for me to go take a shower. I'm also grateful that her favorite show (at least for this week) is no longer Dragon Tales. That show gives me the creeps. Look how creepy:
Anyway, every episode of Sid covers a different scientific topic, such as how to use a magnifying glass (which WCK calls a "magazine-fying glass"), how to make a chart, how to measure things, and so on. A couple of days ago, the topic was estimating. Sid had a big jar of sea shells, and he learned how to accurately guess how many were in the jar without actually counting them. (Exactly how he did this, I'm not really sure. I was in the shower.)
After WCK watched this episode, she walked up to a big basket filled with her shoes and said, "I don't know how many shoes I have. I am going to make a guess."
She guessed 14. I counted the shoes and -- my child is a GENIUS -- found there were 15. Of course, this finding leads to many more scientific questions:
1) Why do we have an uneven number of shoes?
2) Why does my three-year-old need seven and a half pairs of shoes?
4) No, really, why? There is only one pair that she will actually wear. Two if you count the Ruby Slippers she uses for dress-up.
I plan to fully investigate the answers to these questions ... as soon as I get out of the shower.