I had a good call with Chris at Lexile.com. I am looking at using their database to make recommendations to parents around reading ages for children’s books. It is expensive to license this data, so I can’t do it any time soon… But hopefully next year I can integrate that data in as we get closer to launching a full section around children’s books. This is one of my frustrations with book data, there are other things I’d like to integrate such as BISAC categories but the data is incredibly expensive to license.
My wife and I got our appointments to get our first vaccine shot here in Portugal (in early July). We are very excited to get those!
My wife watched as the director of my son’s pre-school locked a 3-year-old inside the school, *without any supervision*, while the rest of the class had story time outside. When confronted she knew she screwed up but then got very defensive. It was an easy decision to leave that school given how unacceptable that is. So our son is back home for now, and we toured a wonderful school yesterday that is focused on outdoor play.
I hope everyone has a great weekend,