[OLPC-SF] learning implode...

Sarah Mei sarahmei at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 18:24:44 EDT 2009

My daughter, who just turned 4, did exactly the same thing a few
months ago. Even the same program - implode. She loves it! She totally
gets that you have to consolidate multiple blocks of a particular
color, in order to get rid of them and get the smiley face.

It was great for the plane ride to a conference in May. She explained
to the people sitting around us in GREAT detail how you played it.

Of course now she wants ubuntu like our other OLPC, so that she can
have the screen saver. :)

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 1:05 AM, Sameer Verma<sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> My daughter, who is 3 years and 7 months old has largely stayed away
> from the XO (or for that matter computers in general) other than
> mimicking me by turning on the XO and giving our guests/visitors an
> unexpected short speech on "let me show you this computer. This is the
> one laptop per child". She still likes her crayons and Lego blocks.
> She's on her summer break at home these days, which has forced me to
> get creative and keep her engaged. I introduced her to implode
> (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Implode) today. I showed her how to move
> the "arrow" (she insists that I call it an arrow and not a mouse
> because calling it a mouse is just silly) start a new implode game and
> select three or more blocks of the same color. The goal is to get that
> smiley face at the end of the game. One demo, plus some hints, and in
> under three minutes, my daughter has become an implode player.
> I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E !!! She even taught her mother how to play the
> game later this evening.
> For all the arm chair naysayers out there, get with the program!
> Children are amazing!!!
> cheers,
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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