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Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

acl3-150x150Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, is a radio show for kids and their parents. The show is on 93.9 in Northampton, Mass. (where we live) and 101.5 in Brattleboro, Vermontbut this is the Internet age, you can get the shows on-line and even pick up the station on an iPhone app. (Have I mentioned lately how bitter I am that I was not born 30 years later?)

Here is what I like about Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child:

  • What this blog is about, in part, is the idea of harnessing technology to improve the education of our children. There are so many crosswinds between educating our children and technology. Ultimately, technology is building up and tearing down our children. So we need to maximize the building up part the best that we can Spare the Rock does this. How many radio shows could you access – on demand no less – for kids just 10 years ago?
  • Spare the Rock is produced by Bill Childs and his 12 year old daughter Ella and his 9 year-old son Liam. This is very cool and you don’t need me to explain to you why it is so cool.
  • They Might Be Giants did Spare the Rock’s theme song. I love They Might Be Giants (though I never ever liked this one, even in jest).