At least that’s how I think it would be spelled.
Sometimes my kids surprise me. This morning JD was dancing around with a scrap of construction paper singing “Okehoma, Okehoma, Okehoma.” Wondering why on earth he was singing about something that sounded vaguely Japanese. He said “mom, it looks like the state of Okehoma!” Oh, of course it does, and that’s exactly something I would expect a five year old to know! [not]
The sad thing was, I had to consult our map the the U.S. to see if he was right, and darn it all if he wasn’t. That paper was shaped just like Oklahoma.
I entered the 21st century a few weeks ago and got an iPhone. It has become the daily siren call for my kids. “Mom, can I play your iPhone?” Well, with games like “Stack The States” by Dan Russell-Pinson, how can I say no. EJ is learning the states, their geographic location in the U.S. (because mean mommy makes him look them up on the map) and JD, who mostly guesses is obviously picking up state names and shape. Available also is “Stack the Countries” which I’m holding off getting until they’ve exhausted Stack the States.
Of course as much as they are enjoying educational games, they are also enjoying “Plants Vs. Zombies” and Lego’s “Ninjago Spinjitzu.” I suppose those could be educational, if they had to become ninjas to fight off brain eating zombies. Right?