Kids and Electronics
Hi my name is Karla and I am a bad Mom. I am guilty. I use TV wayyy to much with my child. I think it’s because I love it so much. I said to myself that I would never use the TV as a babysitter and yet that is what I am doing. My son is only 2 so he hasn’t discovered computers or video games yet and I am scared to think of what might happen when he does.
Studies show that kids spend an average of 8 hours of day plugged into some type of electronic device. Wow that is shocking but if I think hard about it my son gets about 2 hours a night and a ton more on the weekends. I am just shocked at myself when I think of that. If you kids still want the electronic devices try some learning toys. Since my son is so young there are tons out there. Here are some I have found and some I have used.
Vtech Bugsby Reading System Pen and Starter Book Teach your kids to learn with this interactive reading system.
LeapFrog® Leapster® Learning Game System – Green If games is what they want, then give them this Leapster that teaches them while they have fun.
Educational Insights Geosafari Laptop 200 mind boggeling questions and interactive games. Excellent for the older kids.
Leapfrog Learning Baby Tad We have this toy and he still uses it. We used to put him to sleep when he was a baby by the night time mode and now he signs along with the ABC’s.
Vtech – Sit to Stand Alphabet Train This is an amazing toy. We got it for our son’s 1 year b-day and he still plays with it today. You can put the alphabet block in the matching slots and it will tell you what it is. It also sings the ABC’s.
I think for his 3rd B-day we will look for a my first laptop or a leapster for his age. Make him feel like he is playing what we are playing and hopefully learn something along the way.
While I will keep him active outside this summer as much as I can I know we will have those rainy days where he will need to be inside. Arts and Crafts are another good way to keep them active while inside. Even us grown ups can learn to limit our time on the tv and computer.
For more information check out http://www.punflay.com/kids-educational.html