Category Kids

iOS app suggestions for preschoolers+

Last July, I posted about apps for toddlers and preschoolers. This update, by request, is meant for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and some for early grade schoolers. By now, your little one may be a master tablet manipulator, so dragging cute bunnies around the screen doesn’t cut it anymore.  She’ll want more challenge and you’ll want higher […]

Everyone in the World could fit on the Big Island of Hawai’i

My four year old recently asked me whether everyone on the planet could fit in one city. It turns out that if each person occupied one square meter, an area of about 7,200 km² (2780 mi²) would be required. (See revisions below based on current 2016 population estimates.) This is more than 3x the land area […]

iOS app suggestions for toddlers to preschoolers

Yes, we know the pediatrician cult says 0 screen time for anyone under 2. I never wanted to push an iPad at my son, who is now 4. But with the ubiquity of screens in this world, it’s better that he interact with one than be a passive consumer, in my view. Keep it responsible […]