Yesterday, I finally took Blake to the library! This is something I’ve been meaning to do for months but we simply hadn’t gotten around to it. He absolutely loved it!
My little guy loves books more than any of his toys and he ran up and down the aisles of the library, yelling BOOKS! It was a lot of fun for me too.
Do your kids love the library? When did you start taking them to story hour?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel guilty when I let my son watch too much TV. Don’t get me wrong, I think a little TV is fine. When I first became pregnant, my husband and I quickly decided we weren’t going to be the kind of parents that never let their kids watch TV or eat sugar. To me, that’s just plain weird and not realistic. I think that kids who grew up never allowed to do “normal” things, like have a cookie or watch TV, end up rebelling and don’t understand how to live a balanced life with moderation.
That being said, I do try to limit Blake’s television intake. There is one show, however, that I let him watch almost everyday and I think it is just plain AWESOME. It’s called SuperWhy!
This cartoon is all about reading and learning letters and numbers. All of the characters are called “Super readers”. They sound out and spell words and I think this show is so educational, it’s even better than Sesame Street.
I’ve also really noticed a difference in Blake’s vocabulary and I credit SuperWhy for some of that. Blake can probably say around 40 words right now, which is pretty darn good for a 17 month old! My husband and I talk to him all the time, and I also take him to Gymboree class, swimming lessons and we’ve also done kindermusik. I know he’s picked up a lot at those classes, but there are some words and letters that we haven’t gone over and he just knows them. My husband and I both think it’s because of SuperWhy. The show airs on PBS kids and the SPROUT Channel, which I also love.
What shows or programs have you found beneficial for your kids? I love getting advice and hearing from other moms. It’s so helpful! I hope your week is off to a great start!