Bramell, Party of Five: Twin Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Twin Tuesday!

I've been surprised at how much lately the kids are asking to use the iPad--even the little ones.  Mostly they watch cartoons or audio books, but what has surprised me is how they understand how to work it!  I watched Boy Twin this evening grab up the iPad and go straight to a Dr. Seuss book to "watch" it.  I'm really fine with it, because I know they are learning.  It's just a different kind of learning than when I was a kid.  We only had books and no other choice.  Oh, don't I sound O-L-D? These kids have our phones, computer, iPad and even some really "smart" toys like Leap Pads to help them learn.

Here's a picture of the kids watching a movie on the iPad and having a snack. I love it when they are all playing nicely together and not yelling or fighting. And it's nice when I can get something done while they are being entertained.

Right now, we don't have any limits set for how much they can watch or play with the electronics.  Of course, we don't let it get out of control.  And we've also found that having this privilege to "take away" when they are not behaving is a great discipline tool. As they get older I'm sure we'll have to set some limits.  

Does anybody out there have some ideas for a good system of sharing and setting limits on electronic playtime?

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