June 9, 2012
Creating her cupcakes with Curious Brain's Julius ♡ Cupcakes app
A while ago, we were at a restaurant and we (the parents) noticed that they (the kids) were all playing with their respective iPhones and iPods around the table. It was a bit jarring. They were still talking with each other except, their eyes were honed in on their hand held screens.
I am not one of those parents that can brag that my kid is a whiz on the computer/handheld device/Gameboys. Keira has never been interested in any of the above. We have a Wii that just collects dust. Occasionally when we have guests over, we like to turn it on but otherwise, it just sits there. I'm not sure why she has this averse reaction to computers. In a way, I think she doesn't like the unknown and doesn't like to fail so won't try in the first place. On the other hand, she just really loves to play act and be physical instead of sitting around, fiddling with those things.
I recently started downloading some apps for her to get used to the Touch. Apparently, she is supposed to use a computer in school next year (sadly, I'm sure it will be a PC) and I want her to get used to getting around one. I've always let her try my computer and put the mouse on the left hand side for her (she's a lefty). She loves typing and 'drawing' in Photoshop... that's a good sign right?
One of the apps she really loves is Curious Brain's Julius ♡ Cupcakes. It's an app where you get to design and make up your own cupcakes. She's created & saved tons of them! It really is fun and cool. She doesn't go for those game apps, she just ends up being too competitive (against herself!) and gets frustrated and agitated. Nope, what she really loves are the ones where she has to get creative like the Julius ♡ Cupcakes and any drawing apps.
Is your child a computer guru? As much as a small part of me worries if she'll be on par with those computer whiz's out there, another part of me breathes a huge sigh of relief that she's still a paper and pencil type of gal.
Posted by Chantale Park at Saturday, June 09, 2012