Nicole, Simone, and Linda are joined by Dr. Randy Kulman, a child psychologist, author, and founder of LearningWorks for Kids. As always, we talk about the news. Then we launch right into Dr. Kulman’s recommendations for kids and digital media and wrap up with what we’re reading and playing.
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- Simone went to PAX South, ate many meats, and is now a Texan, apparently. She saw a cool indie competitive co-op game called Death Stair and Kôna, a mystery game set in Northern Quebec.
- The new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer looks super cute.
- President Obama wants computer science taught in all schools, but he has a long way to go.
- The Panthers will win the Super Bowl, according to Madden.
- Miitomo and My Nintendo will arrive in March.
Dr. Randy Kulman and Learning Works for Kids
Dr. Kulman joins us this week to talk about digital media and kids. He explains his Play Diet concept, which is a great way to look at regulating various kinds of healthy play for kids. There are some great resources on LearningWorksForKids.com, such as:
- How to set limits when a play diet isn’t working
- A database of educational games and apps with information about what skills and abilities the apps help with
- Tools and apps to enforce screen time limits
- Information for parents, teachers, and counselors about alternative learners (like kids on the autism spectrum and kids with ADHD)
What We Played
- Dr. Kulman is reading the Bruno the Detective series, the YA trilogy Grisha, and Neal Stephenson’s “Seveneves.” He’s also been looking at his collection of 15,000 comic books. (Wow!)
- Linda played Rise of the Tomb Raider.
- Simone played Screen Cheat, a multiplayer shooter game with invisible players.
- Nicole played Mario and Luigi Paper Jam, LEGO Marvel Avengers, Hearthstone
This podcast was recorded in the studios of the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. The music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, Simone de Rochefort, and Dr. Randy Kulman.
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