Art Camp

Last week, we went to Art Camp.  Every year for the past twelve years, my family has descended en masse on my aunt's cottage on Lake Huron.  Here we do normal family vacation things -- like enjoy big meals together and play outside and go swimming and have board game tournaments -- and not so... Continue Reading →

Summer Veggies

Before I begin, let me state for the record that I neither advocate for nor tacitly endorse the lying to or manipulating of children.  I firmly believe this is a violation of their personal dignity, and that parents who do so for their own convenience or amusement need to re-think their parenting philosophy. However... We... Continue Reading →

Fair Play

I was playing backgammon (or tavloo, as the Armenians call it) with my three-year-old last night.  This game is excellent practice for math skills like counting pips, number sense (reading a group of dots on a die without counting them), and complex problem-solving (considering a wide array of possible moves and determining the most favorable).... Continue Reading →

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