Silkworms and us

2008-09-18 00:00

Following the craze for water crystals or “squidgies”, another craze is in full swing: keeping silkworms. Parents (like me) who were recently sharing tips on where to buy squidgies are now trading information on where to find mulberry leaves.

Lee Perrett, a Grade R teacher at Hilton Pre-Primary, keeps some in her classroom. She said they did not seem to be as popular as in previous years and suggested that perhaps squidgies had met children’s need to have some kind of pet to nurture. “The silkworms have been a wonderful learning and teaching tool because they have generated discussions about all kinds of related topics, not just their life cycle.”

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