Titanoboa love. How to engage with kids through their interests. #Family #Education #YouTube

Courage must guide and support us. ~ Francis Bachmann #quote

Courage must guide and support us. ~ Francis Bachmann #quote

Love means loving, or at least watching, something you wouldn’t normally love because your beloved loves it. That’s how I found myself watching Titanoboa: Monster Snake with my sons today.

Another reason I found myself watching this slithering slimy hope-I-don’t-have-nightmares snake was because I’ve been inspired by 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About  which landed me at the Smithsonian Channel.  Clearly there are many snake fans (and those who love them) out there because this is the most popular full episode with over 2.5 million views.

All of my sons thought it was great. They enjoyed the history, computer animations, and how graduate students were involved in the discovery because their brother-in-law, Michael, is a graduate student.  A physics graduate student which turned into its own discussion although I’m pretty sure my eight year old, John Paul, is now waiting for Michael to discover a dinosaur.

Back to the show, John Paul asked, “Who do you think would win in a fight between a T-Rex and Titanoboa?”  After much debate he sided with Titanoboa.  I sided with the T-Rex just to make the discussion interesting.  Perhaps it would be a draw?

Do you watch educational channels on YouTube?  If you don’t, do check out the 197 channels.  If you do, please share your favorites in the comments.  Unless they have to do with snakes.

Have a great week 🙂  ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc

9 thoughts on “Titanoboa love. How to engage with kids through their interests. #Family #Education #YouTube

  1. Mmm. Haven’t heard of any, let alone 197 educational youtube channels, Angie. My girls seem to favor fingernail painting(Although the one with a nebula and the Milky Way painted on a fingernail might be educational, at a stretch?) and One Direction videos.
    We will definitely check this out.


    • Oh how lovely to enjoy girls painting fingernails all pinks and purples and sparkly while One Direction is playing. A bit of heaven on earth 🙂 Faith, that would be great if you checked them out, too. We can swap our favorites!


  2. Wow, I didn’t know about the 197 channels. I do a lot of research on computer programming with Microsoft technologies, so maybe one of them will be about my speed? Or are they all for kids?

    Either way, good to know!

    (T-Rex. Not even close.)


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