I must admit that I have not read much of the geek dad blog. once in awhile it would catch my eye forcing me to click the rss link. The main reason is that most of the projects, movies etc were for older kids. I am hoping to gather some good advice and perhaps find a community here to feed me some ideas for geeky projects and entertainment for my three year old and I.
Any thing is welcome. So far we have done little things together such as: Painting signs for the garden, planting and weeding, making play-dough, making bath bombs and cooking delicious deserts (she gets to lick the spoon).
I would be up for any advice, things to do, places to take her (northern Ca / Bay area) but am mostly interested in projects that will hopefully spark an interest in Science and Tech so we can nerd out together as she grows up!
I am in the same boat. I'll be checking back regularly to see what others are suggesting...
Unfortunately, my three-year-old is still very oral, so I'm loathe to let her play with stuff that I know she's gonna just put in her mouth. :-(
As for Bay area places to go, have you already done the Exploratorium and the Academy of Sciences?
We have done the Exploratorium, never has she been so tired :) It took less than three minutes for her to crash (I timed it) from carseat to sleep :)
We have not made it to the Academy yet. But likely will this spring.
She does enjoy playing guitar hero set to no fail. The wii guitar is almost the perfect size.
Awesome, very awesome! Which is her favourite tune, Freebird? We're not at that point yet, he's just banging along. I'm just freakingly happy how he absorbes the Beatles these days.
Holy Diver :)
or as she sings it: Holy Diaper!
Holy Diaper that is awesome!
I've found at that age most kids can really only handle the kind of things you've been doing so far. In saying that my four year old has turned into an inventor so I'll be encouraging that one :)
I found this on here today. That I'll be making for my 1 year old. A 3 year old might be able to follow along during the build, and still enjoy the outcome.
that's a great idea. I starting thinking up ways to improve it.
I don't live anywhere close to the west coast, but I did find a place called the Bay Area Discovery Museum. If it's anything like our local Children's Discovery Museum, then she will probably love it. We get a yearly pass to ours and the kids get to go at least once a week. Even my 1.5 year old loves to check out the vacuum tubes.