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For the parents reading, Little Mouse's Encyclopedia, an interactive encyclopedia that has you explore nature and learn while you have a bit of fun is out with Linux support.

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Join the Little Mouse in her journey to explore the fascinating world of nature! Together you will learn about countless species of animals and plants in their natural habitats while feasting your eyes on a set of charmingly painted forests, waters and gardens.

- discover over 160 species of animals and plants in 4 different habitats
- a fun way to learn
- easy and intuitive controls
- available in many languages

It's a pretty simple game overall but do keep in mind it is targetting a younger audience. Even so, there's some surprising facts to be found in it. I decided to pull-in my seven year old on this one and he seemed to really enjoy it to the point of wanting to go out and find some of the creatures you learn about, so it seemed to do a really good job of getting him interested in nature.

Some lovely artwork, no annoying goals to get in your way and you get to choose which area to explore and learn about in your own time. Did you know there's a Beetle that hunts in the water? I sure didn't.

You can find it on Steam. It's currently on sale with 15% off until March 4th at £4.24/$4.24/€4.24.

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Eike 26 February 2019 at 10:56 am UTC
I should really play this... before the children start to ask all those questions I couldn't answer.

Quote... to the point of wanting to go out and find some of the creatures you learn about, so it seemed to do a really good job of getting him interested in nature.

That's great!
Significant other will approve. ;)
Liam Dawe 26 February 2019 at 10:57 am UTC
EikeI should really play this... before the children start to ask all those questions I couldn't answer.

Quote... to the point of wanting to go out and find some of the creatures you learn about, so it seemed to do a really good job of getting him interested in nature.

That's great!
Significant other will approve. ;)
I'll be honest, I was tempted to play it alone to be able to be a super cool dad who has tons of facts
Eike 26 February 2019 at 11:06 am UTC
liamdaweI'll be honest, I was tempted to play it alone to be able to be a super cool dad who has tons of facts



I fear I just don't have a memory area in my brain for such information... X)
grigi 26 February 2019 at 1:01 pm UTC
This is probably one of the advantages of living in a less developed country.
Nature still comes into our house, and the kids find it fascinating.

We even had a squirrel jump between trees, and miss right in front of us.
This was a good lesson on gravity.
And that falling from heights knocks your breath out.
And, most importantly, that squirrels are terrified of toddlers trying to pick it up!
hummer010 26 February 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC
For $4, it's hard to say no! Bought it. I suspect my 9 year old will think he's too old, but my 4 year old will love it!
razing32 26 February 2019 at 6:12 pm UTC
Eike
liamdaweI'll be honest, I was tempted to play it alone to be able to be a super cool dad who has tons of facts



I fear I just don't have a memory area in my brain for such information... X)

Download more RAM
sub 26 February 2019 at 7:22 pm UTC
Bought it. This is beyond lovely and definitely worth the money.
(No kids yet *cough*)

Did you know this is a thing: "Cockchafer Soup"?
Wow.
Eike 26 February 2019 at 7:53 pm UTC
razing32
EikeI fear I just don't have a memory area in my brain for such information... X)

Download more RAM

Actually I've heard it's possible to extend the "RAM" of rats with flash memory. When you remove it, they forget what you taught them, and when you reattach it, they know it again. Amazing...
razing32 26 February 2019 at 9:53 pm UTC
Eike
razing32
EikeI fear I just don't have a memory area in my brain for such information... X)

Download more RAM

Actually I've heard it's possible to extend the "RAM" of rats with flash memory. When you remove it, they forget what you taught them, and when you reattach it, they know it again. Amazing...

If that's not clickbait i want that article.

I saw a short on Discovery i think a while back where they used a part of grey matter from a rat and thought it to fly a plane in a simulator. Just brain cells , not even a full brain.
Eike 1 March 2019 at 7:56 am UTC
razing32If that's not clickbait i want that article.

I've got it from a radio show where Doctor of Medicine Mark Benecke reports about exciting or exotic researches. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Benecke). If someone finds the source paper, I'd be grateful.


Last edited by Eike on 1 March 2019 at 7:57 am UTC
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