In talking about the Nature School that her young children attend (Episode 23: Nature School, of the Katy Says Podcast), Katy Bowman said:
What [my 4-year old] knows right now astounds me. … [Children] are pattern recognition machines. And nature and math and even language is just patterns. And so if you can hone in your pattern recognition skills, if you are given such a broad exposure to patterns because you’re looking at 10,000 things in three hours because there are no walls or limitations to your school, and your school is constantly changing with the seasons, what they learn will blow your mind.