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post #2 of Old 05-31-2004
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Living aboard with kids

I was involved in a project a few years ago refitting a 54'' Alden for the same purpose you describe. The owners primary concern was to provide activities. The children''s area had a small desk and sufficient space for books. They had a set routine that involved shipboard chores tailored to their capabilities and daily learning sessions. At that time, laptops were not fully developed, so a desktop computer was installed in the kids area as a learning tool. Toys with a lot of small parts were avoided. Plenty of drawing and writing supplies. Etch-a Sketchs because paper gets damp. A reliable over/under washer-dryer.
LCD tv with DVD player for lessons and entertainment. Wireless internet access. Fishing equipment.
I will see if I can dig up my notes and refresh my memory.
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