Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Homeschooling for My Mr. Mechanical

Do you ever get visions where you can vividly imagine just what your child will be like several years in the future?

I can just see my Rusty as a skinny red-headed 'tween going nuts building stuff here:

and here.

Not to mention First Lego League, Destination Imagination, The Tech Museum Challenge, and the Odyssey of the Mind.

If the curators were to permit it, I have this feeling that he'd be absolutely over the moon to help restore the historic military equipment at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.

He is only 3 1/2 so it'll be a while before he's old enough to do any of this. But I just know that he's the type of kid who'd enjoy tinkering with whatever machines he could get his hands upon.


christinemm said...

Add Science Olympiad to the list!

My son won first with his friend in our state for a bridge building engineering competition. Year one entering. I've not blogged it yet due to worrying that it would come off as bragging.

Your young boy and my 11 year old sound similar.

My 9 YO is doing DI this fall.

We've done JFLL and FLL in the past too.

Put MAKE magazine on your to buy list or subscribe now.

Also if you're on Twitter you can follow MAKE and thsi sister publication CRAFT if you like crafting and DIY

Crimson Wife said...

Congrats to your son!

My local library has a subscription to MAKE magazine, will have to check it out...