Models to Teach Your Kids about Airplanes
Look at the details in these plans
These kids are learning how to read blueprints! They are learning
to follow step by step directions to the completion of a goal, their models.
With the Y-I-BET program model building is a must because it helps link
all of the other parts of the program together.
When kids build models, they go into a sort of trance, an extended
daydream about how they are up in the air flying this beautiful airplane
that they are working on. They dream about flying up high and way
down low close to the ground. They are not thinking about bad
ideas. They're not thinking about drugs or sex or how they're going
to go to a party. These kids are developing their minds, exercising
their brains and putting another step to the successful attainment of their
This is why we did this experiment. Would the kids be content
and interested? What would they be talking about? Would they be asking
questions? Would they be building confidence when talking to adults?
The answer to all of these questions is, "YES."
Take a look at these kids rooms. They have a pile of toys in the
toy box, but, their models are neatly displayed on their dressers or hung
from the ceiling. Their toys are broken and damaged, their
models are a prized possession. You can play with their toys but
don't touch their models. To get a completed model the kid had to
do the work, to get a new toy the kid had to beg.
If you asked most any engineer, you would find that they have built
models, if you asked most any street person, you would find that they learned
Models do make a difference.