Category Archives: Games

The Six-Year-Old plays checkers

Although she’s only ever played checkers while waiting for a table at Cracker Barrel, my daughter is a master checker player. (Typing that it occurs to me that perhaps we spend too much time at Cracker Barrel. Hmm. Well, something … Continue reading

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The sweetness of six-year-olds

Yesterday, as we were driving home from a highly satisfactory dinner at Horse Thief Hollow*, we passed a softball field in the middle of a not-yet-known-to-me neighborhood.  Mommyo, sentimentally: “Ahh, that reminds me of the softball field I used to … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old goes bowling

The Six-Year-Old simply adores candlepin bowling. And I adore her running commentary as she does it. The Six-Year-Old bowls, hoping as Six-Year-Olds will, for a strike her first time out. Her ball travels oh-so-slowly down Candlepin Alley toward a pristine … Continue reading

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In which The Six-Year-Old deploys her secret weapon

Looks like Daddyo’s chess domination days may be numbered. In case you’re curious, the book The Six-Year-Old is reading is Chess for Children by Murray Chandler. Related Links: Chess for Children (Caterpickles)

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Chess for Children

Mommyo, chortling as she opens up her Amazon package: “The Five-Year-Old and I have a secret weapon to beat you at chess, Daddyo.” The Five-Year-Old, subtly: “Forget what Mommyo said, Daddyo. It’s not a valuable clue.” Related articles Daddyo’s Winter … Continue reading

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If you draw a preschooler a mouse

If you draw a preschooler a mouse, She’ll tell you he looks hungry, and ask you to draw him a plate of cheese. When you draw the cheese, she’ll tell you he needs a cracker. And when she sees your … Continue reading

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It’s a long weekend…

So I’ve turned the blog over to The Four-Year-Old. As I type, she is busily rolling the Story Cubes looking for a good story to fall out. Ah. Looks like she found one. Here we go… Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells yet another story

Happy Halloween, Caterpickles! I am turning the blog over to The Four-Year-Old today, so that I can focus on things like poofing The Four-Year-Old’s Elvis wig and starching her white rhinestone jumpsuit for tonight. As previous Caterpickles have noted, my … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Polar Region Allosaurus

By The 4-Year-Old Dress in something flashy for camouflage. Red shirts are best. They will distract the Allosaurus into thinking you’re dead. Set dinosaur baits in various places in the Allosaurus’s known stomping grounds (see Figure 1). Wait for a … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells another story

As you may recall from an earlier post, my daughter loves playing Story Cubes. During a recent bout, she rolled the following: It was only with great difficulty that I kept her from rolling the dice again.

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