Sempi: Appa, I'm making hot dogs. Do you want one?
Me: Yes! How much is it? Eight dollars or Fifty Three dollars?
Sempi: Appa, you can't make up numbers. It is eight dollars.
ps: He can count up to ten. It gets fuzzy after that.
I'm a bit of a classical string instruments nerd. I can't pay any instrument but I listen to classical music a lot.
Sempi and I like to name our trucks. Sempi goes for the classics like Mary Anne and Mike Mulligan. I usually go for Jacquline Du Pre, Yoyo Ma and Stradivarius.
Me: So Yoyo Ma is driving the Stradivarius (the dump truck) and Jacquline Du Pre is digging the dirt with Guarneri (the excavator).
Sempi: Appa, Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne are driving up the hill and coming to the construction site.
Me: Paganini (the steam roller) is flattening the road. Perlman and Heifetz are pouring the concrete.
Sempi starts struggling with the names at this point.
Sempi: What should we name our back hoe.
Me: How about Beethoven?
Sempi: Ok, we'll call it Beethoven Backhoei. But we'll use Backhoei for short. What do you think?
Me: Nice try buddy, we're calling our backhoe, Beethoven.
My hope is that by the time he starts taking Cello lessons, he's already used to the names of big wigs.
Vian is starting to pull himself up. He stood up and tried to grab everything in his reach.
Me: We shouldn't keep the water cup here. Vian might grab it.
Yoshi: We just have to keep an eye on him. You might think he has tiny T-Rex hands, but nooo. He's more like an octopus with tentacles.
TL;DR: I built a little truck "game" to teach my son alphabets.
I have only done the first two videos in the series. Based on what I learned in those two videos, I decided to write a small game. My son is a fan of trucks, so I cobbled together a truck race that teaches him alphabets.
My goal was to create an educational game that is entertaining but not addictive.