Jed received his present from Grandmom today, a Kindle Fire. Sam sent it when he returned to the US because it is still unavailable for purchase in Europe. I kind of poo-pooed the idea of a sophisticated electronic device for an 8-year-old at first, but I must say that this is pretty cool. Jed is really excited about buying books for it, and he has already discovered all of the free game apps. In this photo he is showing a page that he found on the internet about rare marbles.
The day that Jed received his present, his friend, Ange squealed on him and told me that Jed had made a 1 out of 20 on his multiplication tables. In order to have Kindle time now, he has to go through these flashcards first. He didn't protest too much the first time, but this old-fashioned game might quickly lose its appeal as graphics and music beckon from his tablette.