A New Toy for Me! (I mean my daughter…)

Well, after an un-expected cancelling of school today… my older daughter is at home for the whole day! Which is a mixed blessing… it does mean that I lose my otherwise free day… however, it also means that we have time to unpack one of her birthday presents and finally work on it together!

This is the “wand” from Kano, which she got for her birthday recently. It is a motion sensor that you put together yourself (so you learn about the circuitry) and then you can program (or download) simple games with a kids programming language called Scratch. From initial reading, it hides the nitty gritty of the programming language behind a drag and drop block interface!

I can’t tell who is looking forward to this more! Me or my kid!


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