BT (age 5), looking at the remaining portion of my half-eaten quesadilla, said "It looks like a state that's bigger than Texas!" "You mean Alaska?", I queried. "Yeah!"
He was right. Viewing it from a certain angle, it did somewhat resemble the shape of Alaska.
BT has been very visually oriented ever since he was a toddler (probably before that as well, but it's hard to know since he couldn't talk then). He especially seems to show an affinity for geography. He can identify major countries just by seeing a portion of them, and since the age of four, he has surprised people by seeing a globe or world map and being able to immediately point to Los Angeles and proclaim, "That's where we live!"
JG is just the opposite; he's the classic kinesthetic type, the one who can't sit still, the one who might be labeled with an attention-span problem if he were in school. Loves working with his hands, makes really creative Lego constructions, but can't find things when they're right in front of him.
Which means that Mommy has to be prepared to work with each kid's individual learning style. One of things I love about homeschooling is that each one can do things that are designed just for him. And a lot of their learning progress can be assessed just by observing them instead of giving them tests. BT definitely passed his geography test today.