Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ancient Egypt

For Christmas, Bonita received a math computer game from Spain.  The setting for the games is in Ancient Egypt, with the goal being to pass the various math games in order to earn stones for Pharoah's pyramid.  In between games, Pipo (the boy character for all of these educational computer games from Spain) tells the child about Ancient Egypt.

Well, Bonita started asking a lot of questions about Egypt.  In turns out, she didn't understand that Ancient Egypt means Egypt from so long ago, even before Jesus.  She thought she was learning about Egypt now.  That understanding cleared up a lot of her questions, but not all of them.  So, we began to study Ancient Egypt.  There is a wealth of information available for children on the subject, but not so much in Spanish.  Here's what I found that's been helpful:  Amigos de la egiptologia, Egipto para ninos, and Homeschool Share's Ancient Egypt Unit Study & Lapbook.   

We've had a lot of fun learning about our names in Hierogliphics, pyramids, and most interesting of all - about Egypt in the Bible. 

Our Lego pyramids

Chulo, A. (a new friend of ours), and Bonita with their pyramids

I'll add more pictures as we continue our study of Egypt.

* I have no affiliation with the Pipo products other than we have purchased and used 3 of their CDRom games and they are great for children learning in Spanish.  Both Bonita & Chulo love the games and have learned a bunch.

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