I received this book as a gift to read with Uri. The stories are very sweet, and very short. It contains impactful little life lessons for children. The rhyming is delightful! Fun to read out loud!
Book: @superstar_kids_books by Gavin Rhodes @schmitt_thedog_books .
With the title, I asked Uri:
“Do you want to be a Superstar?”. ~ No! Just being a big boy is what he wants to be. At 33 months old, he really is a big boy already, BUT being a big boy entails a want for... iPAD! ~ swipe left
I did mention in my previous post that “children spend a lot of time observing and processing information”. This does not only happen within the confines of home, but his environment in general. .
We frequent coffee shops for my meetings & his playwork (will share more on this in the succeeding posts) and his stereoscopic vision has laptops & ipads in clear sight. That explains the association of a big boy to an ipad. This would cost him a lot of explaining to his Papa who believes that @leapfrogofficial is a better tablet should it becomes a necessity to bring along.
A mother’s note: When it comes to kids and iPads, your best bet is to follow your home rule on screen time, & stick by it. Screen time is not all bad as long as what is being viewed is educational. .
In my home, a tablet is not a taboo. I hand it over each day, where Uri swipes and taps his way through worlds of counting, matching and language games. [*It's 20 minutes of planned time that often turns into 25 minutes. Or 30 minutes. Okay, fine, 35 minutes].
But I've seen his attention span, fine motor, cognitive capability and love for these activities blossom in the past few months, and he is taking what he learns and turning it into real-world skills.
(On his lucky days, he gets to enjoy Elmo’s World & Cocomelon) @sesamestreet @cocomelon_nursery
Gauge what works for you and your child. No one will judge you coz a ‘mother knows best’ what is good for her child; well at least in my standpoint. .
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