Sorry for the delay in posts as I've been with the family in Jamaica... However, lots of ideas for new blogs.
One thing that struck me as I was the "water train" for my daughters and some other kids was how great it was to have "free thought". To not be tainted by everything else you've "learned" or have been taught. We talk about this all the time when it comes to creativity and we try to artificially reproduce this state.
Spend some time with some 3 year olds having conversations and you can't help but smile at how their logic works. Try it. Ask them why something is the way that it is. You'll likely get either a colourful answer unless they've already been "corrected" about why things are the way they are.
There is absolutely great value in hearing truly "out-of-the-box" thinking. For them, the box of "adulthood", rules, schema's and logic has yet to have been formed. It's not just cute. It's insightful.
Anyways, just a quick post to say I am back and will write some more soon.