Friday, June 8, 2012

Our Digital Summer has begun

This past week has been filled with reminiscing about lazy summer days of my childhood.  We used to play outside most of the day and then build a campfire on the beach at night and sing songs while mom played the ukelele.  It was a pretty good life.

Every summer I would read and read and read.  I loved reading Agatha Christy, the classics, Ayn Rand, and basically anything I could get my hands on.  In 6th grade I read the book Jaws by Peter Benchley.  It was quite scandalous at it had some very steamy scenes in the book.  It was a full on grown up book.  I was going into Junior High the next school year and I had read a grown up novel.  It seemed like the proper transition.

Flash forward a few decades and my kiddos are into their high school years now.  My kids all love to read and so it is fun for me to help them pick out some new books for the summer. Every summer we make up our own summer reading program.  Reading it now, Jaws is much more tame than I remember it being when it first came out in paperback.  We are reading some Ray Bradbury and Edgar Rice Burroughs along with several modern authors.

But there is a big difference between the summer projects of the 70's and the ones that fill up my kids days now.  The projects have gone digital.

Here is Cecilia's first digital summer project.




I'm not even exactly sure how she does this.  She wanted to titled it "The Vampire Diaries CCfied" but she was pretty sure that no one would understand what that meant.

You can keep up with her projects on her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ccheston

I'll keep you posted on the other digital projects the kids come up with.

If you have digital kids or want to find out more about being a digital family you should definitely check out the Digital Family Summit being held in Philadelphia June 29 - July 1.

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