Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday


Complements of Shannon @ Rocks in My Dryer


My 2 1/2 year old is fascinated with the computer ... probably because her Daddy and I are as well. :-) Without wanting to invest in computer games and such at such an early age, and also using the computer as another babysitter like the TV, we've found one resource that has been great for letting her play on the computer, it's completely free, and we have to be there to help her and play with her. Sesame Street's website is GREAT - on the website, they have computer games of all kids. Two of them, N1 could play by herself - they are keyboard games where all she has to do is press a key and Elmo or some other character says a letter of the alphabet. If we are there to sit with her (as we are usually), we can play letter-find games, matching games, sorting games, etc.

A great FREE resource that has worked well for us!

10 comments:

  1. I love the Sesame street website too! Especially the keyboard Elmo game!

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  2. We love websites too - here's my list of our favorites..... http://lilduckduck.com/toddler-sites/

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  3. Good suggestion! My kids have all been interested in computers from an early age, too, and it's hard finding gentle websites for them.

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  4. Thank you! Ds, 25 months, also loves the computer. Of course, I don't like having to fight him for the screen time.

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  5. My kids also like www.pbskids.org and the Disney playhouse website.

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  6. Isn't it amazing how they can figure it out at such a young age? My older preschooler likes PBSkids.org, which is probably where the Sesame Street website is. The Barney games are pretty simple, too.

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  7. nickjr.com is another great one too (if not now then by 3). They have audio that goes along with it so as they move the mouse over a button it will say what that button does. Tons of games and also a great place for printable coloring sheets, etc.

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  8. Oh, yeah. She'll be blogging in no time! lol

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  9. great idea - I haven't used that site yet. thanks :)

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  10. We borrow computer games for our 3 year old from the library. When he gets tired of them after 2 weeks, we just take them back and get more!

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