Last night, Iain and I read a book from the Magic Tree House series called, A Knight at Dawn. At the end of the book there was an advertisement for a website related to the book series where one can go and play games. Iain was all over it. That boy loves anything to do with games and computers! Anyway, the game on the site had the participant matching book titles with events on a time line. If you got the a match right, you were given a bonus question. I was really amazed at the answers Iain knew. One of the questions was, “what do we call a wave generated by an earthquake in Hawaii? A hurricane or a Tsunami?” Iain scoffed and said, “Duh, tsunami, of course.” I blinked at him a couple of times. Of course?? Where did he pick up that info? From the cartoon Avatar, on Nickelodeon. Connections happen all the time in all kinds of places and it’s impossible to prevent learning from happening. This is why I agree that kids should be allowed to watch TV and play video games. They are all ways to continue to help them make connections.