Do your Kids Play Computer Games?

by Melanie Edwards on June 29, 2009 · 12 comments

in preschoolers, toddlers

We are a tech-heavy household. That’s not to say that we don’t do any hands-on activities, such as crafts, coloring, and puzzles. It’s just that both my husband and I love technology and use it daily. So, it’s only natural that our baby girl will grow up in a technology-filled house and will learn to use it early on.

She already knows how to navigate our iPod touch, knows how to work a computer mouse, and knows many techy words. How many three year olds do you know that have words such as blog and email in their vocabulary?

Mine does.

The latest activity that she likes to do is play on the computer. Since she learned how to use the mouse, she likes to go on “the real computer” (our laptop) and play games online.

Of course, we limit how long she plays at any given time and we’re sitting right next to her when she plays. This way, she can still interact with us as she plays and we can guide and help her if she needs us to.

Where does she go to play online games? Here are some of her favorite places to visit:

Of particular interest to her are the Dora games and lately Special Agent Oso has been a hit as well.

Does your toddler or preschooler play computer games? What sites do they enjoy? Do they have a favorite game?

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1 Miss Britt June 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Emma prefers my iPhone and her favorite thing to do on it is send her daddy garbled text messages.

2 Melanie (Modern Mami) June 30, 2009 at 6:46 am

@Miss Britt, At least I only have the iPod touch, so she hasn’t figured out how to call/send text yet. I bet Jared loves it every time he hears his phone ring.

3 Tyler - Building Camelot July 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Great list! We got hooked on which is pretty cool…it does cost $7/month but our daughter LOVES to play it.

4 Melanie (Modern Mami) July 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

@Tyler – Building Camelot, I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the suggestion.

5 Natalie July 19, 2009 at 11:55 am is one of my daughter’s favourites. It’s beautiful and character/ad free.

6 Melanie (Modern Mami) July 20, 2009 at 7:10 am

@Natalie, Thanks Natalie!

7 Deborah December 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

We are pregnant with our first baby right now, and I can tell you our little one will be all over the computer and ipod touches. Both my husband and I have been using computer since we were kids. I am 22 and we had our first family computer when I was 3 and I played video games on it (mind you I played DOS games not online games).

I see no problem raising a tech savey kid, in a techy world.

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