Recently, I've been letting my 3 year old have a little bit of computer time, playing educational games (about 15-20 minutes a day), like on Sesame Street, Nick Jr or whatever. One of his favorites is a game that helps with hand-eye coordination and motor skills. He has to fit random pieces into silhouettes. He just played it for the first time a couple of days ago and aside from a few misses, he dragged each piece to the correct spot each time (the silhouettes are like a blank puzzle or a pattern and each piece fits together to make the picture).
I know, for some that's probably not a big deal, but I'm just in awe everytime I see him do something that I've never seen him do before. Of course I knew he could match shapes with shapes, but this for me is new.
Oh and anytime he does or says something new I'm amazed. I guess it's just the thrill of seeing something new in his eyes.
Answer by amymartinez0214 at 8:04 PM on Oct. 25, 2010
Answer by Kword at 5:39 PM on Oct. 25, 2010
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Answer by tootoobusy at 5:46 PM on Oct. 25, 2010
Thanks for the reminder; I haven't started computer time with my twins yet, and they are 3.
My older daughter was using the computer with my mom at 2 1/2. I went back to college at that time and didn't have much computer experience. Seriously, the first day of my college computer class I had to ask another student how to turn it on! I can vividly remember being very frustrated at the computer one day and having my 2 1/2 year old come by and say, "Mommy, you have to double click!" It was really irritating that she was right.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 7:49 PM on Oct. 25, 2010