Chrome Music Lab

“Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. They’re collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API.”

Ancient Board Games

TacoMcNacho has an IMGur link with pictures and descriptions of “39 Ancient board games from around the world” The boards are for sale on etsy

Andrew & Polly: Grapes

I don’t think this was the “Song of the Summer” for 2015 (was there a song of the summer this year?) but it has been played frequently at our house The musicians are Andrew & Polly

‘Imiloa Astronomy and Hawaiian Cultural Center

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center pleasantly surprised us with the depth of their exhibits and the diversity of their collection, which includes astronomy and Hawaiian culture, as well as the overlap between the two. We watched projected videos of Hawaii, took a ride through space with a robot, played with wooden boat puzzles, learned new Hawaiian… Continue reading ‘Imiloa Astronomy and Hawaiian Cultural Center

Kid Books

matchstick kidbooks: children’s literature, emphasizing books that promote child development

This is a list I began compiling years ago, when I knew several families with children ranging in age from 2 through mid-adolescence.

It’s essentially all the books that won at least one award.

The categories correspond to a range of children’s ages.
For younger ages, the higher number is the average age of child who would enjoy reading the book, while the lower number is the age of the child who would enjoy listening to the book being read.

The Road to Obion

Here it is, at long last – the synthesis of my interests in music, narrative, and visual arts: