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

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

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.

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