Has Todd hit his boiling point when it comes to how much screen time his daughters have? The iPad is taking over and he can’t control it! Can Cathy help Todd come to love the iPad for what it can be? Who else spent all their hard earned cash as kids playing video games when they were young? Times have changed. Now there is no reason to go to the Arcade, because you can save that cash playing on your iPad.
Speaking of Todd’s childhood, he is not sure how to deal with his kids “accidentally” hitting cars with snowballs. One way would be to move to Florida. Another way is by listening to Cathy because she once again proves who the smart one is. Though not always, because when it comes to movies, she’s no Roger Ebert. They both watched “Roadhouse” again (not on their iPad) and came to a realization that they had to share.
I think the tablets apps it is just another way to have fun and relax. Using my son’s example (9years old): He is at school up 3:15, after that everyday a different sport, then bath, homework that includes book reading 20 minutes and then dinner. With the 45 minutes left I give him the choice of doing something to make him relax (make cartoons mini-books, draw, TV, Ipad, do crazy recipes with me, Wii, DS, toys, computer game). And I am there, talking with him in between activities during the day after school. Resuming, there is a balance.
Actually there is a computer game called Spore (related with evolution: cell to civilization) he plays and he learn a lot of different things with this game. The other day we are studying about sculptures and he brought a good explanation about it, saying he learned from the game.
I’ll check out “Spore” Thanks for the tip and thanks for listening.