Children's Logic

(This column was first published in the October 4, 1999 Buffalo News.)

    The way the natural world works is firmly based in logic and that logic, the foundation of scientific thinking, forms an important part of a child's world. Although their thoughts are usually simple and straightforward, we can all learn from them. Here are some of their truths, most of them picked up by teachers of primary grades:

    You gain a greater appreciation for these children's truths when you compare them with some adult label instructions gathered by Bob Stuart:

    Where did we lose our way?-- Gerry Rising