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Can your toddler remember almost anything if it's part of a song?

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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3-Year-Old's 'Periodic Table' Song Makes Chemistry Catchy & Cute

Posted by Jacqueline Burt on April 16, 2012 

girl periodic tableAfter watching this video of a 3-year-old who memorized the entire periodic table, all I want to know is this: Why didn't anybody teach me this song before my 11th grade Chemistry mid-term? Because if someone HAD turned me on to this catchy little tune, maybe I could have avoided that ugly C-minus.

That GPA-destroying C-minus.

I mean, come on -- she's 3 years old!

Would you be able to recite the periodic table if someone put you on the spot? (Put your hands down, scientists -- I'm talking about people who don't actually NEED to know.)

Of course not. Which I guess proves the following:

1. Little kids are like sponges. Pour as much knowledge on those absorbent little brains while you still can!

2. Kids can memorize just about anything if it's set to music.

3. I really didn't apply myself in Chemistry class, just like Mrs. What's-her-name always said.

Seriously, though. Scandium? Dysprosium? Are those even real?

Somewhere, Mrs. What's-her-name is shaking her head in disgust.

Can your toddler remember almost anything if it's part of a song?

http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/136124/3yearolds_periodic_table_song_makes

by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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brittonJ
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 5:23 AM

Mine does remember songs, but he also remembers things I take time to point out and explain to him, and talk about more than once. They ARE sponges but songs aren't necessarily the key - this little girl has done some pretty good memorizing, but I'll bet she has no clue what it's really about. And that is useless - especially since she'll probably forget it by HER 11th grade chem quiz.

oredeb
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

 little kids have very good memories, they are like a sponge at that age thats why its good to teach them songs, memory verses, etc even if they dont know what they mean it will always be there

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