We’ve got a Nintendo Switch and we’re darn well going to tell you ALL about it!
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We’ve bought an electric car! Let us tell you all about our thought process and our analysis of the ultra-low emissions car market today. Here’s the apps we talk about in the show:

Nissan Connect
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Today we natter about a grab bag of topics including bedtime routine, email for kids, turning off the internet, Lego Boost and Kuri. We even answer a year old audio comment! So relevant and topical as always..
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This week we talk mostly about pen and paper RPGs and the fun we’ve been having playing Pathfinder – a D&D relation. We also talk about a fantastic podcast called The Glass Cannon Podcast which has taught us a huge amount about role playing and the rules of Pathfinder. And then finally we respond to a listener comment talking about how kids can be allowed to message each other using phones and tablets using an unexpectedly classic app! Check the 30 minute mark if you want to skip past all the Pathfinder nerdery.
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Today we talk about a hunt we’ve been on for a little while to find messaging and social media apps for kids. We talk about what’s features those apps should have and why almost nothing fits the bill.
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Episode 70 – Remembering Grandma

by on January 20, 2017

Parental GeekeryToday we backfill some of the things that happened to us in the last year while we’ve not been recording, especially the loss of John’s mum, Joan and how that affected the family.
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Episode 69 (dude)

by on January 13, 2017

Parental GeekeryToday we’re back with a new setup and a new release process all designed to make recording and releasing shows as easy as possible. We witter about that for a couple of minutes, then we witter about Amazon Echo and how freaking awesome it’s been for our family.
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Parental GeekeryIt’s a very special episode of Parental Geekery this week, as we are recording on Leap Day. We don’t think we’ve ever done that before!

We open with a correction to what we said about Going Postal in the last episode – thanks to our listener Trudy for the information

We then read some listener feedback from Anna (with apologies for John’s attempts at an Australian accent) in response to the question we asked about when children start putting themselves to bed.

Ruth gets distracted by bemoaning the fact that at least one of the kids now considers herself too old for soft play, and then we return to the topic of kids putting themselves to bed with some more listener feedback, this time from Rob.

We discuss Catherine’s lack of interest in story books, and talks about how much she is enjoying the Quest Adventures books. We also cover what books a 5 year old boy enjoys as we talk about David’s favourite stories.

As an alternative to soft play Ruth has taken the children to a trampolining centre a few times, and talks about how they got on.

John’s had a weekend away in Masham, and tells his tale of two flat caps. We try to offer a ray of hope to parents of younger kids – it really does get better.

Ruth has started the Couch to 5K running programme

Hopping back to our Half Term activities, Ruth talks about visiting Trentham Monkey Forest with the kids before John gets distracted by the Baby Metal world tour.

We talk about how to save money on taking the family to the cinema by taking advantage of Kids club movies, and give our opinions of Hotel Transylvania 2.

Ruth’s written about the new wave of Skylanders figures that have just been released on her blog, and we talk about how much David still enjoys this game, with a certain amount of comparison to Lego Dimensions

John’s been playing XCom 2, and has written a few blog posts on his Daddy Coder blog – worth checking out if you’re interested in teaching kids Python.

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Episode 67 – Weighing Anchor

by on February 15, 2016