Monday, November 27, 2006

Snoopy & Math

(Hat tip: Mommy)

I want this.

This was not only the best toy I ever owned as a kid, it played an incredible role in making school a complete joke for me for about 15 years. (That's a good thing.) I learned more from this little toy than from some of my teachers... and my teachers weren't bad.

It is interesting how much of what we learn, skill-wise, is based on the little things we do in life - playing with a calculator toy, from sports, from dolls, whatever. Often, we don't realize it. On occasion, we think, "Where do I know that from?" and then laugh, realizing it's from something like a board game, an old joke, or some weird story. Learning in school is important. Learning from life is far more so.


  1. Don't let your schooling get in the way of your education. -Mark Twain

  2. And where do you keep your Speak and Spell?

    (or are you too young to remember that one?)

  3. I also had one of these and agree with all that you say, which is why I am now trying to find an old working one for my kids for Christmas (eldest 8)