Welcome back to another episode of Parental Geekery. After an in-depth discussion on how to play air clarinet and air double bass we launch straight in to our comprehensive review of the iPad mini. Find out what we think of the device in particular and the tablet market in general. Please note when Ruth quotes prices for the Nexus 7 and the Microsoft Surface she really means the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD. We also talk about what our recommendations would be to parents looking for a tablet device for their kids.
We talk about Catherine learning to read, and what she gets up to in “busy time”. She’s also written her first book! We also talk about some of the books we’re enjoying reading with her, including George’s Marvellous Medicine and the Enid Blyton Faraway Tree stories. We also recommend the Barefoot Books podcast (thanks to Melitsa from Raising Playful Tots).
Ruth talks about creating an audio version of her blog, which you can find at geekmummy.com. We then talk about our rather stressful experiences at bonfire night this year, which you can read more of on Ruth’s blog. We look back at firework nights that we remember from our childhoods, and talk about starting our own firework traditions.
Ruth’s been playing Awakening: Moonfell Wood (and a bit of Bloons TD4!). We give our thoughts on Safety Not Guaranteed, and John would like to know why nobody told him about Mechwarrior Online sooner.
We give an update on John’s Movember progress – You can see photos of how his moustache is progressing on his Movember page where you can also donate some money to his efforts which are all in a great cause.
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