Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Screen Time

We don't have a video game system, but Scott really loves to go to Kizi.com and play all the free kids games there. He often needs a bit of help from us to sort out the way a game should be played, since his reading skills are still a bit limited. However, it is surprising how well he can navigate the site and how he is developing a sense of how the game interfaces are laid out and where you probably should click to play, replay, continue, etc.

If he had his druthers, Scott would stay on-line all day playing these games, so we have to limit his time. However, he often suggests TV or playing gaming apps on a smartphone as an alternative. R has landed on the concept of "screen time." There is a general limit on how much screen time he should have in a day, and beyond that he has to find other means of entertainment. That's when the board games often come out. Once he gets into a board game, then he wants to play that game every moment of the day. Recent favourites are Sequence for Kids, Uno, and Mega Bloks Race Car Builder.

1 comment:

Grandma Walters said...

Hey, it is stimulating for the brain!