Now that my kids are going on play dates, my oldest seems to be requesting the Wii and the game Skylander at home. So far, we’ve been able to avoid console games. However, I suspect this might change shortly.
Parents often tell me that their child plays a console game system too much or that it is a source of tension in the household. Is there a silver bullet as to how much console time your child should get?
Recently, I was asked to review the WEBEE. It’s a console game system for toddlers. Originally, I was skeptical. Is this necessary? But I thought I would give it a try. My kids and I recently tested it and were pleasantly surprised.
A while ago I thought about developing my own educational app. I wrote a business plan, drew numerous illustrations and floated my app idea around. In the end, I decided against it.
My hubby and I have been married a while - 13 years - and over the course of our courtship and marriage we have always played Scrabble.
With my oldest entering kindergarten next year, I’m slowly becoming integrated into the public school system. One hot topic I’m hearing about seems to be the length of the summertime break.
Since we’re taking our tablet on vacation, I’ve been thinking about the apps my kids will use. Am I loading new apps onto it or simply letting them play the old ones? And if I’m purchasing new apps for the summer, what criteria am I using for choosing these apps?
Prepping for and going on vacation with a toddler/preschooler is a fun challenge. There are always a lot of things to think about - what clothes to pack, how many diapers to bring (or maybe that’s just me) and most importantly, what do I bring to occupy the kids while we are traveling? Do I bring books, toys or my tablet?
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With school coming to a close and the kids suddenly having way more energy than you remember them ever having, the obvious choice is to set them loose in the backyard.
But what about when summer storms keep little ones inside and underfoot?
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So I was browsing my kids' large lengthy app collection and it’s quite embarrassing really, the number of apps that we own. I did a quick scan and an interesting price pattern emerges.
I won’t lie - my family spends a lot of time on the tablet. Since we’ve cut cable, which I blogged about in this article, the tablet has become our primary mechanism of screen time.