Suzanne was observing what happens when children with a very sound background in natural science try to learn phonics.
Her post reminded me of something Little Brother did yesterday. We were looking at one of his MANY books on undersea life. The pictures are terrific but there's too much text on the page to keep his interest, so mostly I just read him the captions.
As we turned a page, he noticed a very strange-looking fish at the bottom corner. "Hey! That looks like an ocean sunfish!" he exclaimed. He was right. I was amazed. I had no clue what kind of fish that was.
"How do you know what an ocean sunfish is?"
Who says video games are a complete waste of time?