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Grandma Diary: Scrabble!

I try to visit my three grands once a week after school. This week I picked them up. As we walked to the car, I asked the eldest, 9, how his day was. “Great,” he replied. “What made it great?” … Continue reading

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Playing Games with Kids: Let Them Win or Not?

At a recent family gathering, my mother, 85, wasted no time sitting on the floor to be taught Uno by my grand-daughter, 4. I listened as the rules were explained and playing commenced.  Certainly one of the many joys of … Continue reading

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Twister! There’s An App!

I dropped my daughter at the airport early today for a flight to San Francisco, where she hopes to secure both an apartment and a job in the next week. She has her heart set on moving there and envisions … Continue reading

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Beating the Scrabble CPU: Whatever it Takes!

  I have a new nemesis: CPU, aka central processing unit,  my on-line Scrabble opponent.    Thanks to my tech-savvy daughter, who bought, set up and  downloaded apps I’d  like on an Ipad mini, I’m playing lots of Scrabble. I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Cops & Robbers, Twizzlers & Ping Pong

Throw a few kids together, take away all the electronics, what do you get? Imaginative play! Like books made of paper, the art of invention hasn’t disappeared. I was a bit worried when I invited two friends to our lake house … Continue reading

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