How video games taught Kubla to read

Add a spoonful of sugar to unpleasant activities

Kubla

Like many boys, Kubla hated learning to read. He would walk on hot coals to get out of reading practice. Like many boys, Kubla loves video games. He would eat hot coals to get time

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Not with that attitude

We’re watching birds fly. They look so free and beautiful. “Why can’t you fly, Kubla? You’d be so much better if you could fly.” “I don’t have wings. Of course I can’t fly!”he protests. “Not

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Does your baby use email?

Have your little ones send their own thank you notes and holiday greetings

does your baby use email

When Kubla was a baby I set up an email address in his name so I could send messages on his behalf to friends and family. Here are some samples. Mama, I want to tell

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What Kind of a Beautiful Day Is It

Every morning since Kubla was two, we open the window shade together as I ask “I wonder what kind of a beautiful day it is today?” Sometimes it’s a beautiful sunny day. Sometimes a beautiful

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You can’t tickle an adult!

Don’t respect dumb rules

You can't tickle an adult

In our family we try to avoid dumb rules. Drools, we call them. I love making up silly rules. Kubla loves breaking them. I tickle Kubla. He dissolves into giggles. He starts to tickle me

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The problem with screens

And the smaller the screen, the bigger the problem

The problem with screens

Kubla usually doesn’t have trouble turning off the TV. It’s a challenge to peel him away from YouTube videos. God help the poor soul who tries to take a smartphone out of his hands. With

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Play Video Games Together

Connect with a human, not with a screen

play video gae together

It was vacation. We were staying with Kubla’s cousins for the week. All the big kids wanted to do was play video games on the computer. It was the first time he had seen computer

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