When you get into a car, you’re oftentimes worried about having enough leg room so your knees aren’t in your chest. For kids, they have the opposite problem of having so much room that they kick around, putting their dirty little shoes on everything nearby. If you’ve got nice leather or upholstered seats, it’s not going to be a fun time cleaning mud off of either, so you can either plastic wrap the seats, or get a protective cover that was made for this very purpose.
Learning how to code is not for the faint of mind. It’s logic-based and just about anything can ruin your work, driving you nearly insane for putting a space or bracket in the wrong place. If you didn’t start thinking in these patterns as a kid, it’s hard to start without much prior knowledge and can seem more overwhelming than it actually is. It’s the same as learning to knit but not understanding the movements to create the patterns that have to be executed correctly for it to hold everything together.
If you were asked to learn how to code without any prior knowledge of the concepts, how panicked would you be? Now imagine how terrifying learning to code would be for a kid. The world is run on electronics that they seem to think is powered by magic. They only know how to navigate apps, but don’t know anything about how to create something new.
Do you ever wish your kids were combat ready so they can take down an evil government at the drop of a hat? Hopefully that is never the case, but kids do love to shoot the crap out of each other with Nerf guns, and I don’t blame them because it’s fun! While we’ve come a long way in the development of foam weaponry, do you ever get worried that we might be going too far?
How long and how often do you brush your teeth? Do you give them the once over and run out the door without using floss or mouthwash, or do you take time to make sure every tooth knows it’s cared for by doing the full dental hygiene routine? More often than not we fit the former category, mainly because we’re running late most of the time, but also because we’re not really thinking about it too much.
Children have unyielding energy and creativity. It’s a bit harrowing to think of how many times you’ve played make believe in the last 2 years versus how many times they’ve done it in the last five minutes. Up until the angsty teen years, children are looking to create non-stop and try to make their imaginations come to life through drawings or Play-Doh. Thanks to 3D printing, an idea can be input and a physical object will come out.