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Programming with Papa: Episode 1

Episode 1 Or How to Teach Programming to a 3rd Grader This weekend, Oscar and I started a new series of little lessons we call “Programming with Papa”, where Oscar is learning how to write code that makes things happen on the iPad. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it seemed like a good time for it – he’s interested in a lot more games and how he would like to change … Read more »

a fun collaboration for BIG Kids Magazine

Hi everyone! Karen and I just finished collaborating on a fun piece that will show up in BIG Kids Magazine in a few months! I dont want to give it away, but it just might influence some upcoming updates to Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure! Go ahead and check out BIG Kids Magazine and their blog, they put together some lovely artwork from kids and adults and we just love the feel of it! “The magazine promotes … Read more »

If I could share with a child artist one thing, it would be this quote…

“I always noticed an awkward, clumsy mark or move that kept showing up in my work and I felt that if I could just get rid of that, my work would be so much better. No matter what I tried though that clunky thing kept popping up again and again! It took me years until it finally dawned on me that that odd goofy thing was actually me! Everything else was just me putting on … Read more »

Back to School Apps: Don’t Forget About Creativity!

As the kids are settling back into school, there have been plenty of back-to-school articles listing really cool iPad apps that provide a great way for kids to learn reading, writing, math, and also science and geography. It’s exciting to see the plethora of awesome educational apps out there. These apps have really evolved in visual quality and overall child experience! One area where I think these lists have been lacking, however, is finding apps … Read more »