Tag Archive | time

10 Minutes

At the beginning of one of my favourite films (Dune) comes the sentence ‘A beginning is a very important time’. It’s different from the book version which reads ‘A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct’. Whether you prefer the book or the film (or perhaps for some reason you dislike both?) you cannot, as another theme in the story goes, fail to see the truth of the idea. On a sadly earthbound level, we must consider the way we ask our young children to begin to follow our ideas. Too pushy or too loose and we run the risk of them losing interest from the beginning.

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What’s the time?

After a cold bath (summer in Japan) and with my daughter happily engrossed in a game on Starfall, I have 5 minutes to introduce another I-phone app for those few minutes every now and again where you just have to wait for something. It’s the lite version, so it’s free, and as long as they know the numbers 1 to 12 they can jump right in. Read More…