Let's face it, the kid has a lot of books, a reflection of my inability to enter a book or second hand shop and leave empty-handed, from which he has been the happy beneficiary. There's picture books, paperbacks, classics, novelty books, reference books, series...more books than there are shelves. Precisely the way it should be.
Amongst his non-fiction collection is a series called "Horrible Histories" (Terry Deary), one of which he decided to begin to read to me last night: "Terrifying Tudors".
|Horrible Histories by Terry Deary|
And amongst the talk of the Terrifying Tudors was Milo's first exposure to Roman numerals: Henry VIII and X as ten.
And then the inevitable why?
I didn't know why, so I dodged the question by whipping out a pencil and showed him how it worked. He caught on mighty quickly and then drew a clock face. All the numbers perfectly formed ... but all squished into the upper right quadrant of the circle.
So near... but getting there!