Hi Ho! Hi Ho! We're Learning as We Go!
|Elizabeth building sentences|
|Photo taken by Elizabeth!|
link to YouTube video) at the Teatro Opera Citi. It was a Chinese cast who did amazing stunts and acrobatics. There were contortionists, jugglers, men jumping through hoops, ribbon trapeze artists, and much more. Elizabeth loved the costumes and the amazing tricks. Hopefully, she won't try flipping Michael up onto her shoulders any time soon! The experience was different from our theater experience in the states in 3 ways. First, you have to tip the usher when she shows you to your seats in order to get a program. I learned this the hard way, trying to ask how much it cost and then thinking it was my donation to the theater rather than her tip, I gave her at least twice what I should have! Second, there are men in bow ties walking up and down the aisles with a snack tray strapped around their shoulders, selling all sorts of candy to eat in the theater during the show! Not the typical "water only in the theater" that we are used to at our local performing arts center. And third, photos ARE allowed. Seriously, people were taking photos the entire time! I cringed as acrobats balanced high atop each other and blinding flashes were creating a strobe effect! So, when in Rome, right? I snatched a few shots and even some video so that we could share the experience with Michael when we got home.
Temaiken Bioparque. This park is privately owned and operated and carefully creates and maintains habitats specific to each species. The creators focus on education and research, and offer a thorough educational program for children to complete before, during, and after their visit. At home, after we went, the kids categorized animals as reptiles, birds, or mammals, and we discussed the characteristics of each. Then, Elizabeth learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores while Michael matched animals with their habitats. I think it's great when tourist attractions offer extended learning!
|Activities from Temaiken website|