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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 11:33:06 AM »
The most used toys in my home are the Lego building blocks I bought over 40 years ago for my kids. Every time they come, I have to pick up after them. The same when friends bring their children here. They head to the toy box, and opt for the Legos and other creating toys.

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 11:50:14 AM »
 :laugh: :laugh: :beer:

I hate Legos - keep standing on them in the dark, which gives you some idea of how often they are used! I still have my Mechanno set, and that is constantly out - the kids adore it, not that it'd be sellable now - too sharp and too many small parts. Probably the most used "toys" in our house are my paints and charcoals though. Put a brush down for five minutes and one of the kids is painting. They know not to touch something I am working on - but hey, paints and the printer always has paper ....  :laugh:

Children adore creating. As a very wise friend of mine said to me - tablets and smartphones are for consuming, not creating.
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 11:57:23 AM »
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I hate Legos - keep standing on them in the dark, which gives you some idea of how often they are used! I still have my Mechanno set, and that is constantly out - the kids adore it, not that it'd be sellable now - too sharp and too many small parts. Probably the most used "toys" in our house are my paints and charcoals though. Put a brush down for five minutes and one of the kids is painting. They know not to touch something I am working on - but hey, paints and the printer always has paper ....  :laugh:

Children adore creating. As a very wise friend of mine said to me - tablets and smartphones are for consuming, not creating.

I agree - kids love creating!  It was my favorite thing to do when I was a kid.  When I was asked to teach a Sunday School class of first and second graders, and later when I taught at Vacation Bible School,   I knew I was going to go heavy on the crafts!

The kids learned by making things based on that day's lesson - and they loved it!  I'm not sure how crazy the parents were about their kids getting glitter on their nice church clothes - but seeing those children run over to their parents and show off what they made really made me feel good (and I really enjoyed a chance to do it too). 

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 12:16:17 PM »
We are made in our Father's image. He seemed to have a blast creating the universe - kids get that. They make their own too.  :laugh:

If they get messy, well, that happens.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 12:32:45 PM »
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 12:48:06 PM »
We are made in our Father's image. He seemed to have a blast creating the universe - kids get that. They make their own too.  :laugh:

If they get messy, well, that happens.

You mean he got a "bang" out of it?

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 01:00:25 PM »
I have stepped on Legos that hurt, but worse are those little army toys with tiny guns. You can buy a bag of them for a few bucks, and then, throw them away as soon as you step on one.

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 01:09:56 PM »
You mean he got a "bang" out of it?

That cracked me up after a shitty day. Thank you!  :beer:
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 01:18:14 PM »
That cracked me up after a shitty day. Thank you!  :beer:

You set it up for me!   :seeya:

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 01:22:04 PM »
BFD!

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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 01:27:47 PM »
Blocks and balls are all that an infant needs to develop creative skills and coordination.

Any thing else is superfluous.

But putting the superfluous in the hands of an infant at the expense of traditional toys is a very bad idea.
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 01:49:03 PM »
Missed the 3rd B.

Books.
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 02:10:23 PM »
Missed the 3rd B.

Books.

I was talking about toys and coordination.

Books are number one (obviously.....I'm the mother of four scholars), but blocks and balls are what's needed to develop physical skills.

Anything else is extra, and should never take the place of the basics.
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 02:29:51 PM »
I was talking about toys and coordination.

Books are number one (obviously.....I'm the mother of four scholars), but blocks and balls are what's needed to develop physical skills.

Anything else is extra, and should never take the place of the basics.

Our Claire used to pull the encyclopedias out and use them to make steps to get to the cookies ....  :silly:
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Re: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 03:31:33 PM »
Can you imagine how many word per minute they will be able to tap with their thumbs?  LOL!
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