HTGYG Show #148: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 13: Self-expression!

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I’ve been recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, this is your baker’s dozen bonus!And for this last entry in our gift guide, I go a little outside the box and discuss ways that you can give your child the gift of being able to express themselves.

Help your child by finding the way that they want to express themselves, be it art, music, writing, movie-making or podcasting! Give them the simple tools and let them be creative! Be it crayons and paper or Garageband and a microphone, help your child find out how they want to express themselves, and give them the outlet for that creativity!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey
Theme music: Alien for Christmas cover by IFightDragons

HTGYG Show #113: Arts and Music in Schools – Why They’re Important!

This week, I discuss why keeping the arts and music programs in school is important – in my opinion. I talk about Kevin’s and Amanda’s choirs, their growing confidence, and their improving grades.  I also have a couple of voicemails – Rapideye chimes in on school uniforms, and Gary discusses how he introduced his kids to mythology. Finally, I am asking for you to send in your Halloween costume ideas and picture – we’d love to see them and get ideas for Amanda!

You can find out about the IgNobel Prizes here, and watch the ceremony from last night here.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my  voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey
Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Promo: SofaDogs and Great Hites

HTGYG Show #48: The Colony and I Fight Dragons

This week, I review the new reality/experiment show on the Discovery Channel, The Colony. Next, I have a great song for you from the group I Fight Dragons, who use old video game music in their songs. Their song is a cover of Jonathan Coulton’s “The Future Soon,” which I use as my theme song. Finally, we have an email from listener Joe, who recommends the following RPGs as being kid-friendly!

Mouse Guard Game and a Mouse Guard Review

Update – Mouse Guard recently won ENie awards for Best Production Value, and Product of the Year!

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And don’t forget, our friend Doug is at sea on the JOIDES Resolution expedition, and is blogging and Twittering back his experiences as a science teacher witnessing lots of scientists studying the sea floor. Check out Doug’s blog!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast! We had a show on Aug. 18, all about helium and the Sun!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: The Dollhouse Podcast and Angel Between the Lines

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton