Dinosaurs, Primates & Games
April 12, 2015

I’ve missed our ‘dining room table activities’. It feels like ages since we last cranked up the music and took some time to share some time. So, this morning we did: art, table tennis (as you do) and, of course, lunch.

  

‘Land of the dinosaurs’ by Dylan Piper

 

‘Transitions’ by Becky Piper

 

Dylan created his first game: ‘Cat & Mouse’ on the Raspberry Pi this afternoon using 16 steps on Scratch. Actually, those few steps did turn into a few more as there was quite a bit of experimentation with the ‘costume’ options and ‘shrink’ sprite tool… Needless to say, he thought it was awesome, before he headed off to play Wormy, Tetromino For Idiots (which he thinks was built by some bully) and Squirrel Eat Squirrel (where he managed to achieve the status of ‘Omega Squirrel’).

Still need to sort out the audio on it though…

We’re rounding off the day with some comedy and Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Catch Up 🙂

Cartoon eyes
April 21, 2013

cartooneyesMum: What are you doing? Being a chicken?

Son: No, I’m trying to do that thing like in Tom and Jerry when Tom locks Jerry out and he come in because he finds a hole that’s just the right size. Sometimes when Tom’s very confused, and he sees Jerry there’s this thing that he normally does: His eyes stick out one time; and then they stick out some more to there [uses hands to demonstrate] and then to there; and then to there; and then to there! It’s REALLY funny.

And then he chases Jerry around the room and then Jerry does bad things to him – like one thing he did was stick a pin right through his head – it went right through his brain, but he was still alive!

And once, there were some baby mouses, with nappies on and the mouses get some milk and they suck it into their mouths and pretend they swallow it but they actually don’t – they just swallow air and then they spit the milk out at Tom!

Mum: Do you think it’s fair that they do all that to Tom?

Son: Yes I do, because Tom tries to catch them and it’s Tom and Jerry so it’s meant to be like that.

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