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On a recent trip to DisneyWorld, we were lucky enough to get a day warm enough to swim in the pool.  My 6 year old is now swimming without a noodle, and my 4 year old still has a floatie. But - they came up with a pool came the…

My 0.02: Other games I played a lot on Android in 2019

My swordigo post really blew up, so I wanted to let you all know that I play other games on Android too!  Usually I'm playing Android on my cell phone on the subway.  So I'll categorize the games by 1-handed or 2, as s…

My kids are 6 and 4.  However, they currently love the "Gussie" game. They say, "My name is Gussie and I'm two years old".  And the other says, "I'm two years old and I'm named Gussie".…

My 0.02: Swordigo for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchfoo.swordigo I highly recommend it! This is a great game, just the right level of difficulty and tons of fun.  Reminds me of Adventure of Link and Ninja Gaiden.  It&#…

Big Bear Battle Update #2

My daughter (6 years old) drew a game board and made rules and it's pretty good!  Wow!  I like that it's similar to the Mario Party concept where you go around the board for N turns in a path.  I like tha…

My 0.02: Monopoly Junior

With a 4yr old and a 6yr old, Monopoly Junior is a game we have come back to a few times and have fun. It's good for turn-taking, understanding the rules, counting out the spaces, and some basic math with paying for thi…

My 0.02: Slimfold Wallet

I've been looking for a wallet which is: Very small/thin Not RFID blocking Holds cash Holds ~6 cards I finally found one that works for me, the  SlimFold Minimalist Wallet : Also available at:  https://www…

Game in Early Stages: Big Bear Battle

Big Bear Battle Years ago, my friend Joel showed me a video of bears in Canada similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSSPDwAQLXs The bears eat salmon as the salmon jump out of a river. Some spots are better than…

My 0.02: Books for a K-1 reader

Mr Putter and Tabby is a great first chapter book Princess in Black is an amazing series, with just the right amount of scary for the monsters. Dory Fantasmagory is very funny, though with slightly more questionable co…

This is a game suggested by my daughter's 1st grade teacher, and I made a little variant.  It's fun to play and helps teach quick math skills. It uses a standard deck of cards. Put 6 cards face-up in the center (nobod…

Every night before I put the kids to bed, I tell them that I love them million billion trillion and kiss their heads. I go back into my son's room and demand to hear the "Breakfast Report" from him, sometimes in a…

Fun Book for ages 4-6: The Book With No Pictures

My kids love the "Book with No Pictures".  It's super-fun to read, as the grown-up has to read whatever is on the page, no matter how silly!

One of my favorite things in the world is to throw and catch a disc (frisbee). My kids are currently 6 years old and 4 years old. A standard 175 grams is a bit much IMHO for that age. I've had some success with other…

Growing Butterflies

You can grow your own butterflies! It's amazing!  There's a kit (above), and you have to pay like $8 for a cup of caterpillars.  You just wait - and then you see them in c ocoon  on the lid of the cup.  You move the li…

I sat in a chair, with my children standing in front of me, and said: "Welcome to the Hug Store.  How can I help you"? They giggled for minutes and lined up to place their order at the Hug Store. We joke about what…