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For instance, you're travelling to see the Cheddar Gorge; is it part of a package holiday or even a day trip? Well any of these types of holidays worth their salt aim to inform their clients; so you could say that the coach itself is an educational resource, as well as the driver and the blue-blazered tour guide. The latter will be speaking to the travellers over a loudspeaker making sure that no one misses even one single piece of information. They will point out the goats grazing the National Trust side of the gorge and tell you that sheep are soon to be introduced on the Marquis of Bath's side. You will no doubt be informed in awed tones of the skeleton called Cheddar Man found there in 1903 and estimated to be 9000 years old and you may even be transported back to the melting glaciers of one and half million years ago by reams of geological facts. Your imagination may even be so well developed that you find yourself shivering as you 'see' the permafrost seeping through the limestone or until your mind joins the icy waters eddying and swirling as it forms the very caves you now look upon in wonder.
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Yes, our human guides can be thought of as educational theme resources in themselves but most likely you travellers will also be carrying smaller versions in the form of paper travel guides or even specialist books such as a naturalist's guide to British flora. This will enable you, once you have stepped on to the grassy slopes, to spot the Cheddar Pink or the Little Robin Geranium. You'll be able to point out with authority the difference between the grey whitebeam and the cheddar whitebeam and you will be able to stand under either of these and nod sagely, as if you had always known this fact. Those more interested in species that move of their own accord will pull out their own educational theme resources in the form of the RSPB Wildlife of Britain, accompanied perhaps by Collin's Complete British Wildlife, just to be absolutely sure. Then they will be certain to spot any of a dozen species rarely seen elsewhere such as yellow-necked mice, the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly or perhaps the grasshopper warbler.
The entire point to be realized from this is that the world is full of educational theme resources and if, as children, we were encouraged to develop our imagination through exploring our inner minds in play, we would certainly see learning as fun when we become adults. These resources are definitely not just earnest toys for young children or expensive equipment for older students but range from toys that produce more imaginative play, books for all ages and everything else that helps us learn and develop into well rounded individuals and students of the world who can see the entire universe as their university.