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  1. I should have added Legos and board books.

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    1. Just books of any kind...

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  2. I don't want to use the word "genius." But that's the only word that works. Genius.

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  3. And, at night, looking stars over grass, outside of the city. The best planetary app

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    1. Ah, yes. How could I have missed that one. The greatest astronomy app around.

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  4. I'm a fan of the String app- you can't beat the connectivity. (Warning: String addiction may lead to knitting.)

    As a kid, I also loved the architectural simulator Cushion (with the Blanket add-on).

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    1. The string app is excellent. So multi-dimensional. I've even heard that people use it as they theorize astrophysical explanations for our universe.

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  5. Mr. Potato Head. They become Picasso without realizing it.

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  6. To add one more comment: there is this Windows 8 commercial where a mom replaces the paper on her daughter's easel with a tablet computer and she creates all sorts of paintings with it. I cannot tell you how much this irritates me.

    I've got a 5-year-old who just spent the last hour with crayons, markers, and coloring books and had a blast doing it, and who reads hard-copy books with me all the time.

    And neither of those things give you a blue screen of death.

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    1. Ha ha! I literally laughed aloud at that one. Maybe it would have to be a blue canvas of death.

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  7. One of the most creative, smartest presentations I've seen since mobile learning began. Way to get us thinking, John, and remembering the brilliance of simplicity.

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  8. You know what I think is great....those would be great names for actual mobile apps too!! LOL I like cooking with an adult also....so cute and fun.

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    1. I never considered that, but I imagine that would be true.

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  9. Terrific, John. I agree to adding Legos. One of the best things around.

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  10. A set of jacks--Eye-hand coordination app.

    Jumprope--Fitness app.

    Librarian-Best search app.

    And finally, plastic cows, pigs, chickens etc--Farmville!

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    1. True. It just fails too often in our dry, high-pressure Phoenix climate.

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  12. Excellent! Newer doesn't always mean better. Sometimes the old ways are the best.

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  13. Tree House App - fantasy role playing where the children can pick which storyline they would like to act out and which powers they need.
    Could be combined with the Bush-Fort App, as it has similar role-playing capabilities.

    Great Post, by the way. :))

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    1. I love the idea of the tree house app.

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  14. What about the interactive/social app...family wrestling!

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