Building a physical Zettelkasten with a 6 year old kid
Hey fellow Zettlers! (This is a crossposting from r/antinet since I am into building a paperbased ZK/AntiNet since 6 weeks as an addition to my digital workhorse).
If it is OK with you, I would like to hear your opinions or get some more ideas:
My daughter is really fascinated by my work with the paper-based Zettelkasten. Which is a no-brainer since she can't watch me working with the digital one.
So I thought it might be a good idea to start one with her as well when she begins elementary school this summer.
What I talked about with her is:
She gets her own AntiNet-Box - we start with just one in A7 (5 1/8 x 7)
Everyday when she comes from school and learned something really interesting or has a question that fascinates her, we write that down, do research, write Bib-Cards and permanent notes of what she wants to keep.
In the evening we show us our cards that we produced that day and install the in our boxes.
The main idea is to get her interested in capturing her knowledge and what she learned, make it tangible and usable for her.
So that is roughly the idea.
Here are some questions for you:
- What ideas come to mind when you think about an AntiNet for Kids?
- What would you put in there?
- How would you categorize it? (Scott’s System might be a bit too complicated for a kid )
- What system to link the cards would be helpful?
I have no idea if that works longterm but it might be worth a try. If she keeps to it and builds up her personal knowledge box piece by piece and Zettel by Zettel that could be really valuable some day.
The project should not just be a collection of Flashcards or learning cards but should teach her the philosophy of building her very own thinking and knowledge tool.
What do you think?