nce upon a time,
there were a dozen eggs.
What’s a dozen?
a little boy asked
his father. Adozen
is twelve, his dad
said, count them.
The boy counted: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, ten, a lemon, twelve! That’s right! said the
dad. And do you know where eggs come from? he asked.
Yes! shouted the boy. Where? said Dad. The store! Dad
laughed and laughed. He couldn’t argue with that one.
Everyday moments can become learning moments. Because learning starts long before school
does. So tell stories. Count the groceries. Identify colors. Even a chore with
your child will become much more. Find out more at bornlearning.org.
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