Ahh, the differences between boys and girls...
My boys are three and five. My oldest is athletic while my youngest is more creative. Since I’m the ONLY female in the house I sometimes feel that I don’t belong.
As many of you know, I’m passionate about technology.
I’ve got two young kids who play on tablets, my eldest is constantly asking me for the password to my iPhone (which I won’t give out), we have Apple TV instead of cable and my hubby is a gamer. Tech is in our lives.
The other day, a close family relative of mine (or at least I think of her as close) came to visit. I hadn’t seen her in a year and a half. She and her 3-year-old were only in town for five days.
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.
Last week was a big one for my family. My oldest started kindergarten (woo hoo!).
I love my tablet and smartphone. Sometimes when I pick up my youngest from daycare, I’ll take my smartphone and keys but will leave my wallet in our locked car.
What’s wrong with this picture? I’m more concerned about texting, emails or phone calls than my ID or money being stolen. Clearly, this is a “first world problem” which needs to be rectified.
Usually I blog about tablet technology (which you can read about here) but since I’ve spent the last five days with my two young boys, 3 years old and 4 ½, I thought I would change things up a bit.
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.
I was recently checking out the Apple App store in the educational section (of course) and noticed a disconcerting trend - there is a LOT of the same content out there, particularly in the preschool/toddler age bracket.
It may be packaged differently, ie it’s a fish puzzle versus a dinosaur puzzle but essentially it is the same and not truly engaging enough for my kids.
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.