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Give Her An Egg!

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When I was 16 months old, I got the jelly jar out of the refrigerator and sat on the floor and ate it with my hands. That’s the extent of my food preparation experience as a toddler. Tony Quarella and his wife included their 16-month-old daughter in their family cookie-making project. Well, they gave her the hat. Then that gave her an egg. What do you suppose happens when you give a toddler an egg? You might be surprised! -via reddit

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When I was in 6th grade we had a home economics class where the teacher would instruct her students how to make different food recipes. For some reason the teacher gave me an egg to hold 'until further notice'. I had read somewhere that if you applied pressure to the top and the bottom of the egg that it would not crack or open in any way. For nearly an hour in class I applied as much pressure on the top and the bottom of the egg as I possibly could. It did not break to my surprise. I never let up on the pressure until the teacher asked me to hand her the egg. As soon I put it in her hand it exploded all over the place. I don't know why it happened but I'm just glad I didn't get in trouble for it...
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This a lovely example of how children learn things when you don't think you're teaching them. At that age they're sponges and soak up everything they see - and clearly she's seen eggs being cracked into bowls before and knew exactly what to do.
It's lucky this works - imagine having to explicitely teach everything a person has to know - a lifetime wouldn't be long enough.
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