Do you monitor the time your children spend watching tv, playing on the computer, iPad, etc. Do you have a family media plan? To start off, I’ve attached a link to an article from the Washington Post talking about the recently released media guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Having said that…there are useful websites and apps floating around out there. So I have included two websites and two apps that I think are interesting, fun and educational. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Do your children have a favorite website/app? Do let me know. I’m always interested in what others find useful.
- How much time does your child spend looking at the computer? The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines. An interesting read from the Washington Post. Do you have a “family media plan?”
- In 2011, Rion Nakaya started The Kid Should See This to help connect kids, parents, and teachers with smart, conversation-starting videos – about science, art, music, nature, and more – that probably weren’t made for kids, but are still perfect for them. AWESOME.
- Have you seen the MoMA Art Lab app? It’s good fun for the whole family and a great way to expose children to the fundamentals of art and the steps involved in creating a piece of art.
- Piccassohead – this is a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso. Again fun for grown-ups and children, alike.
- For children in grades 1-4, check out the Critter Cruise app from the SylvanPlay Network. Travel across the USA and Canada and learn as you go! A good app that shows learning can be fun, too!
From The Kid Should See This, here’s a beautiful profile of Elena Craciunescu, a traditional Egg Painter from Romania.