Before I was a mother, I had *thoughts* on kids and screen time. Then I became a mother, and #LittleRichieM fell in love with Umizoomi and Super Simple Songs. All of a sudden, he started counting (to 100!!!!) and singing entire songs from start to finish. He even pointed to a stop sign one day and said, "Mama, that's a red octagon. Red means stop!". It totally, completely, utterly blew my mind how much he was learning from watching these shows.
So I have changed my *thoughts* about screen time, and am now very, very thankful to the flat thing hanging on our wall for teaching my son counting, colors, songs, words, animals, shapes, and so much more. Also, for keeping him enthralled while I do boring things, like laundry.
#myeverydaymother - 3 hours ago