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Comment: The best app ever for science and maths (Score 0) 165

by warp_kez (#42079029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids?

It is call: Going to the library!

Seriously, teach your kids to use their heads not a glorified calculator.

When they get into the real world, they are not always going to have an iPad or some electronic device to think for them, they will have to use their own heads.

I have a 2.5yo, the first toy I bought him was a slide rule.

Comment: The one and only console they will ever need: (Score 1) 267

by warp_kez (#42068495) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Console For the Kids This Holiday?

A work bench, hammer(s), saw(s), screwdrivers, maybe some power tools, and adult supervision.

Make them use their hands and the brains to build some real memories, ones that can be shared through story telling and physically.

Get them one of those X in One electronic kits and teach them how to make a door bell and other things.

Comment: Forget the pen (Score 2) 712

by warp_kez (#41839051) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen

Look at the material you are writing on. No matter how fine a point you go, or how rapid drying the ink is, it will always bleed.

Paper absorbs moisture - any moisture.

Those globs of dry ink can be caused by the fibres in the paper as the ball/cup scrape across the surface removing dust like particles.

Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor