Game tokens help teach saving skills

Mike's hack may make that trip to Chuck E. Cheese slightly more bearable: After my 4.5 year-old son's friend's Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I went home with a pocket full of tokens. Later that week, when my son was helping me with laundry (one of his chores), he noticed when I took the pocketful […]

links for 2008-04-30

Potpourri Collage « Three Sneaky Bugs Beautiful, especially given how much potpourri tends to show up around Mother’s Day. Thanks, Anna! UC Berkeley Journalism – Grand Theft Childhood? If you’re in the SF Bay Area, this looks like a fascinating event — all about the effects of video game play. I have the book “Grand […]

Game tokens help teach saving skills

Mike’s hack may make that trip to Chuck E. Cheese slightly more bearable: After my 4.5 year-old son’s friend’s Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I went home with a pocket full of tokens. Later that week, when my son was helping me with laundry (one of his chores), he noticed when I took the pocketful […]

Teach colors with food coloring on your tongue!

Eleni’s creative hack could dovetail nicely with the colored milk trick… My niece is two years old and while she is learning to count (so far she can go from one to mawebban [11]) she has had trouble learning her colors. I bought a package of food coloring and every time I’d go visit Jaelyn […]

Label breastmilk bottles with electrical tape

Heather’s handy tip for pumpers: I use white electrical tape to label my bottles of pumped breast milk with the time and date. It’s economical, and the tape comes off very easily. I recommend writing in a ballpoint pen because it doesn’t rub off. I also recommend cutting a piece first, sticking on the kitchen […]