Homo Naledi and the evolution of man: What do you tell your kids?
Is there a right way to explain evolution to your child?
With the recent discovery of what is undoubtedly going down in history as one of earth’s greatest findings, kids are going to be asking questions about Homo Naledi and other related topics to mankind's existence.
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Your knowledge and perceptions on various theories will inevitably determine their understanding of how humans came to exist, for now, until they’re old enough to establish their own thoughts and beliefs based on what they learn and experience for themselves.
Whether we agree with the theory of evolution or not, it's going to come up at some point, on TV, at school or through other kids. It's important that parents are clued-up and have some sort of understanding of the theory of evolution so that they don't contradict or confuse what children are learning about at school and later on in life.
Explaining evolution to kids isn’t always easy. There are many different ways to explain how life on earth came into existence through evolution. While it can already be an overwhelmingly complex idea for many adults to grasp, introducing your kids to the idea takes a bit of research and further understanding.
The video below gives a great explanation on the mechanisms of evolution, using pictures and simple explanations to help you and your kids understand the ideas and theories around evolution.
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