Monday, August 4, 2008
I know that there is a lot of debate regarding whether TV is or is not beneficial for children and yikes even worse babies. Never the less, I have found a a PBS affiliated channel called Sprout. This is a channel that I let Ryder watch. Here are my feelings: I want my child to develop language skills. A lot of days it is just Ryder and I at home. Although I do talk to Ryder throughout the day, there are a lot of times when I have noticed that I get in a zone and am not talking. It is those times that I turn on Sprout if for nothing more than for Ryder to hear people talking. I have found that almost all of the shows have some kind of a lesson and I really like the programming. At any rate, Ryder loves this character in the Evening named "Star". He is basically a stuffed animal that talks. Yes, very corny, but my child loves him! He will stop in his tracks and laugh with excitement at the TV. Matt and I decided to go to Sproutonline.com and see if we could find a "Star" Toy to get Ryder for his Birthday. No luck, but it is really a fun site. Especially for the Preschool aged child. Ryder and those his age (Evan, Trevor, Morgan, Prestley, Charlotte..you get the idea) are still a little young. I had fun making a picture of Ryder with Elmo and just thought I'd sing the Sprout praises!
Posted by We Three Smiths + 1 at 8:21 PM