The Bibliophile can be slightly finicky about crafts. He usually enjoys them once we start, but given the option -- with his learning boxes, for instance, which contain an arts and crafts drawer, they are never his first choice. He would rather do workbooks, games, and printed puzzle sort of activities. So, when he said the other day:
I have an idea! We will make a computer for Gran and Nana... a little computer!I made sure to stick the materials in his box for later that day. I was roughly emulating my beloved Macbook- with which the Bibliophile is very familiar, but I skipped the touchpad.
I cut out the three pieces (keyboard, downloaded from this site, monitor, and screen), and gave him glue sticks to attach them together. Then he wrote "Gran" and "Nana" on the two screens.
After that, Daddy suggested that he do some pretend typing on the keyboards. He "typed" and softly whispered as he typed:
Hi. How are you today? I am going to the supermarket to buy groceries. And soon I will go home to run fast on the grass.I am linking this post up with Tot Tuesday, Crafty Soiree, and the Art Box.
Comments: How do you structure your kids computer time? Do they have free reign of your computer? Do they have their own? Do you limit their time to a set amount, such as 1 hour per day? Or are they forbidden from using it entirely?
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