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5 Life Lessons You Learn From Antworks Ant Farms

Friday, November 5, 2010

Watching an ant farm being created is a great learning experience. The wonder of seeing them at work will amaze anybody. Make sure that you get the right ant farm for your family. These are 5 important life lessons that you can learn.

AntWorks Ant Farm by Wes & Eli
1 - Social Interaction.
Ants are very social creatures and live in colonies ruled by a Queen. Most ant farms sold in North America do not come with a Queen ant but the group will still function as they would in the wild. Their social function will be clearly shown as they work to build their tunnels.

2 - Taking Care Of A Pet.
Ants do not require much maintenance through their lives. There is some care that needs to be taken for them. It is important to keep their area clean and the tank they live in stable. If the enclosure is moved too quickly or tipped over the tunnels might collapse. The colony would be very traumatized by the collapse of the tunnels. Showing the responsibility of taking care of the ants would show they are getting ready to take on a larger pet such as a dog. You cannot take an ant for a walk or throw a ball around it with it but the concept is the same. It will teach your child how to care for another living creature.

3 - Dedication.
To successfully get through life you are going to need to keep at whatever task you are doing at any given time. Sometimes it may not be fun but you have to do it anyways. By watching the ants dig seemingly endless tunnels your child will learn that if you keep doing what you have to do, you will get the job done.

4 - Teamwork.
We are all in this together. If someone does not pull their weight the entire group suffers. Everything an ant does is for the benefit of the colony and they will work until they are done. Almost on auto pilot, each ant knows their duties and they do everything they can to get those duties completed. Some are tunneling, some are moving material and others are looking for food. If any of the ants is not working with the team it will be noticed.

5 - Overcoming Obstacles.
There are many obstacles in life that have to be overcome. As long as you keep trying you will get past whatever is blocking your path. Sometimes you just need a new strategy. If you put something in the way of the ants, like a rock, they will scramble and dig to get around the rock. It does not matter how long it takes them, they will find a way around the rock on onwards to the other side. If they have to take the tunnel in a totally different direction they will just to get around the obstacle.

The challenges in life will seem much easier and allow your children to succeed if they learn these 5 life lessons. Having fun and learning at the same time is a great activity for a child. They probably will be so proud of their ant farm that they will bring their friends over to show their ants off.

Author Resource: Written by Richard Shepard
What your child will learn from the ant farm will last them a life time. Antworks Ant Farms are available in a wide range of styles to match your house. To see the different models visit Antworks Ant Farms and see which one is right for your family.

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