Few months ago a coleague told me something about a kindergarten kid. The teacher asked them to draw some chicks
The kid drew some errr...frozen grill chicken. When question, he defended explaining that's how chicken looks like.
I did giggle when I heard that, but it's getting scary. A volonteer from the shelter told me that in the weekend when they do pony rides in the parks some kids ask "is this a real horse? Is this horse alive?" when touching the animals.
I am a city kid too. But I did have the opportunity to have grandparents who lived in the countryside, it's only now that I realize how much this helped.
One of Animal Planet's spotlight ads show a farm in the middle of a city that preserves some rare breeds of domestic animals and also welcomes children to visit. Most of them have no idea how a goat or a turkey look like, alive.
Honestly I find it awfully weird and worrying for a child not to know how a goat looks like, or to think that apples grow in refrigerators.
Have you met such cases as well?