Teaching Children to Observe
This book list has its genesis in the August 12, 2007 Pigeon Post "You See, But You Do Not Observe"
The attempt is to create a list of books that help children learn to observe carefully, both illustrations as well as narrative flow. We are trying to steer clear of books that are teaching facts, or focusing on how to interpret information: those are different lists. Sometimes it is hard to separate the steps but here we are trying to get at the essence of observing data and spotting some sort of pattern or trend. It is a skill that is undervalued and yet does come naturally to children whose innate ability to absorb massive amounts of new informaiton far out-strips that of adults.
Click below to see the updated book list Teaching Children to Observe.