Even though I sadly couldn’t visit w/ my Son, I spent the day over my Sister’s house. My sis asked if I could watch their 11 yo daughter because she & her husb. had to work. They had no one to watch her and really nne the extra hours. I’ve done it before & never mind doing it for them since they do so much for me. We have fun drawing, playing chess or shooting hoops outside. I showed her this "space" and read some entries & looked at the pics. She seem to think it was pretty cool espc. the diff. backgrnds. & the way u can move stuff around. It was the actual writiing stuff that did not interest her too much. I told her she could write about school, how hard a test was, what she ate 4 lunch, a joke she heard, something funny her friend said about the teacher & stuff like that. Put pics of her friends and tell them to "visit" her space to "check in"(leave comment) She thought it was neat but it might be more interesting to her next year, no rush.
I’m not a chess nut or pro, but I do know how to play. I think I learn more about kids by theaching them how the peices move, the rules, how to "plan" a few moves ahead & all else that goes w/ it. It never ceases to amaze me how there sneaky minds can be some times. My Son got me in some hairy spots in a few games. I can usuall see what his tring to do but if its a good plan i’ll usually let it go his way so he can win. It wont be too long before he can beat me at chess & will have to let me win a few.
got to go for now!…tg/logansdady