Use storytelling to teach kids about how food and clothing (and more) are produced
Sara's inventive (and entertaining) teaching method:
I want my daughter to understand is where things (food, fabric, etc.) comes from. To this end, I invented the "Little Farmer J--" stories. Little Farmer J does *everything* -- grows a garden, plants and harvests wheat, grinds it, and makes bread, grows cotton and does all the steps (picking, carding, spinning, dying, weaving, sewing) to turn it into a shirt, etc. It's a very popular set of stories, and we can always improvise more!