I don’t know about you guys, but we’ve had a lot to do this week. We already have a 1/2 eaten apple pie & two partially made pumpkin pies for Pi Day & Einstein’s birthday on the 14th, we had to “ask Google” (while driving – the wonder of modern technology!) why Julius Caesar was assassinated (History is NOT my strong-point) for the Ides of March (15th). And let’s not even get into the whole St.-Patrick’s-Day-is -a-family-holiday I married into….
By the way, Google did not have a good answer on the killing of Caesar, but I did still manage to teach my children the phrase “Et tu, Brute?” Little did I realize how prophetic this was, because that phrase is famous because of its inclusion in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, and I just found out today it is ALSO Shakespeare Week!
Am I the only one revved up for some educational fun this weekend? Celebrating Presidents Lincoln & Washington’s birthday, Backyard Bird Count, and for you local Northern California folk, UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day!! I admit I may be even more excited about some of this then my children….Now, on to the links so you can get revved too!
I don’t know about you, but we spend an inordinate amount of time in the car*. A couple of years ago I discovered a way to keep it from being a totally time suck: audio programs. There are actually a few different types of audio programs I use with our kids. To keep this from being one monster post, we’ll break them into a few different categories. Today we’ll talk about podcasts for kids, and my favorite podcast app . Continue reading “Audio education, Part 1-Podcasts for kids, and my favorite podcast app”