Sometimes children do not understand that they cannot phone their grandparent living at the other side of world when they want to, because it might be night there and they will really get the fright of their lives if someone phones at night.
It is very important for children to know the difference between day and night. When a child phones grandma at a wrong time
she might just get the fright of her life.
It is so easy if you watch this video. It very important for children to know that somewhere in the world it is day, and somewhere it is night.
We have to teach them that earth turns on an axis and it takes exactly one day to do this which is exactly 24 hours. That is the reason we have different times at different countries.
The earth turns from west to east and, that is why the sun always comes up in the east and sets in the west this will also teach them direction.
In my post I will explain the how the seasons work as this is just as important, but once you understand day and night it might be a bit easier to understand why we have 4 seasons a year.
Some kids have Christmas with snow, but we who live here in South Africa have hot Christmases.
This we will explain when we do seasons but first we are only doing night and day.
The axis of the earth turns at about 23.5 degrees which mean that is not up straight, but a little tilted. Activityfor kids.
1.Go and do some research about the earths axis and write a paragraph or tell about it in class.
2.Draw a picture of the earth spinning round its own axis.
Please enjoy learning these small little things when you can, because it will make you understand the world a little better. I truly hope children enjoy my posts because I just love writing them.
Chritsmas in south Africa
Christmas in winter at other places.
So only by explaining this to children will really help.
Have a wonderful day from me.