<quote>When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there.</quote>
I think that's a good idea, but in practice it can be hard to strike a balance that I like. If you get to the question part too soon, or if the question requires too much of a leap or background knowledge, you can hit a brick wall.
I think the fact that you're thinking about how to guide your kids through their early years indicates that you're going to do well at it. Sometimes you won't give enough detail and sometimes too much but overall, they'll hear the parts they need at the time.
A funny anecdote - I taught my daughter the principles (not the mechanics) of trigonometry and the unit circle when she was in 6th grade. Simply because she asked. When she was taking trig in 10th grade, she said "remember when you told me about ...".
This is a real shame, I was one of the 2000 who signed up and would certainly have been a happy, paying, subscriber.
I was also one of the 400 who showed an interest in writing. The reason why I didn't ever get beyond making a few notes is probably the same reason that many others' good intentions never came good: Good writing takes a lot of time and effort. Time and effort I would love to spend, but can't afford after long hours programming. My creative juice is depleted by the day job.
I suppose that my lack of stamina is not unique? Maybe the best writing comes from those who get paid (or can afford) to spend the time making a quality product?
It'd make my work so much easier if all the major mobile browsers released tools like this (outside their ecosystem's SDKs). Opera and FF are in the unusual position of not being the native choice and are/should do this.
I wonder if there might be reticence, or possibly no incentive, to do so as the apps market is booming. A stronger web might be bad for app-stores in general.