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When I was a child, my father worked for the Ordinance Survey and had a little gadget that could be put to his eye and that enabled him to see around corners. He called it his 'pop-eye', but I have never known what it was really called. It amused me greatly when little.
I'd love to create a little fun and magic for him, so that his voice would come out of a radio.
read or tell a bedtime story over the radio
Teaching Your Infant/Toddler/Preschooler to Use the Computerby Sue Jenkins Fun Websites to Get Your Child Using His NoodleIntroducing the Child to the Computer A few months back I reviewed a Computer Learning toy that my mother had sent me for my son, who at the time was a little over 1 yrs old. Back then we installed the software, hooked the “child’s keyboard” onto the standard keyboard, and plopped my son down in front of the computer to see what would happen. The toy was interesting enough and held my son’s attention for a few minutes, but ultimately, even with repeated sessions, the program just wasn’t that fun to him. Ironically, the manufacturer of the program, Fisher-Price, has a website that offers free animation and interactive games for babies and children which my son tended to prefer much better than the at home toy. Over the past year, by playing around on the internet, my son has learned to recognize and press letters on the keyboard, move and click the mouse, and respond to directives given on interactive children’s websites. He nearly knew the alphabet and numbers 1-20 going in, but the computer has definitely reinforced his learning.Finding Websites Your Child Will Actually EnjoyFisher-Price’s site was good, but limited in scope. That led my husband and me on a Quest to Find Good Websites for our son that would teach him things like songs, colors, numbers, shapes, and the alphabet. After much searching, we were really surprised at how many terrible websites there are out there and how few really do cater to the 1-3 yr old set. But we found a few that are GOOD and want to pass on our research to you, fellow parents. Below are some of our favorite findings...
I can see me having to rig up a computer of his own, for sure, as he's already caused chaos with mine, and when I turned my back for seconds to get him a drink from the kitchen! Working online from home and a curious toddler, do not go together well.  Buttons have to be pressed and switches switched, just to see what happens.