Screen time for kids during a pandemic

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Back when we were in a “normal” routine, our kids’ screen time was pretty limited during the week. We only permitted them to use their phones and computers for school-related tasks during the week. On weekends, they could play (there’s a limit on the Nintendo Switch, mostly as an experiment) for as long as their…… Continue reading Screen time for kids during a pandemic

I sat down to watch the pre-recorded Austrian Grand Prix after work. My son came up to me ... Son: Do you know who won the race?Me: No, I haven't looked. I just want to watch the race. My son left the room, and returned a few minutes later. Son: Can I show you something?Me… Continue reading Austrian Grand Prix Spoiler Alert Fail

Today’s alternative to my usual run

Our frisbee and ball I finally took some time to get outside, and exercise for the first time in about a week. I was going to do my usual run (it’s effective but I don’t particularly like it) when my daughter asked me to take her to the park. I was about to say “No”,…… Continue reading Today’s alternative to my usual run

Teaching kids fractions

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Our son is learning fractions at school. He’s finding them a little challenging, so I’ve been trying to help him. On one hand, my math knowledge still seems to be sufficient at his level. On the other, I don’t remember doing this stuff like he does it at school. I found a couple links that…… Continue reading Teaching kids fractions

Building a computer with my daughter and Hello Ruby

I bought the Hello Ruby books for my daughter a couple months ago. She was interested in learning to code, and I had recently watched Linda Liukas’ wonderful TED talk about how she came to write her books.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRREn6ifEQ So I bought both of the Hello Ruby books: one about programming, and the other about computer…… Continue reading Building a computer with my daughter and Hello Ruby