Thursday, September 17, 2009

Only in America...

The Book Fair at our local school this week features books with titles such as "Meet the Obamas" and "Presidential Pets".

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pint-size Perspective: Comments on Life from the Youngest Gelfi

[N has been learning about senses at school]

"Mum, did you know that you have taste bugs in your mouth?"

They Start Them Young

Yesterday I took N to McDonald's in Prescott (which was rebuilt earlier this year after it had burned down). There is a brand-new playground with kid-friendly video games for children - or so I thought. N wanted to play the games so I went with him and we had a look at what was on offer. The game that N chose was called Luxor, and is based on the Luxor casino in Las Vegas. In this game, coloured balls move through a maze. You have to push a button to release other coloured balls, with the aim of getting three of the same colour in a row. If you succeed, you get "money" added to your score. The aim is to win as much money as possible before the line of coloured balls reaches the end of the maze. Unbelievable!