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Comments on: In a Nutshell https://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/2009/02/07/in-a-nutshell/ It helps me to say these things aloud, I think. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:11:53 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.4 By: Lindsay https://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/2009/02/07/in-a-nutshell/comment-page-1/#comment-3362 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:11:53 +0000 http://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/?p=2082#comment-3362 So true. Max has never seen Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman, or TMNT but he talks about them constantly. It all really came about when he went to pre-school and was around kids who have seen them. No joke, when he was 3, he came home from school and “shot a spider web” at me from his wrist “like Spider Man” he said… I was flabbergasted!

We are guilty of buying him things (toys, blankets, pajamas) with those characters on them… I guess because he likes the “brand”, it is easy?

All aside though, I do believe the best interaction is imaginitive, creative, and spontaneous. I can’t tell you how many hours we have sat in his room building garages out of blocks so his animals had a place to live and “enjoyed” fish-orange-pringle-french fry soup made from his minature food and cooking set.

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By: Ele https://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/2009/02/07/in-a-nutshell/comment-page-1/#comment-3308 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 02:54:24 +0000 http://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/?p=2082#comment-3308 For some reason my bloglines has been missing updates from you – wil fix post haste. I am glad you posted this, because it just reaffirmed my commitment to not park Finn in front of the tv. Will and I are HUGE evening time couch potatoes (after Finn goes to bed), but we don’t watch tv with Finn – a few times we’ve seen Yo Gabba Gabba or Seasame Street (probably 2-3 times ever) – mainly b/c I wanted to see if he enjoyed it. Interesting observation on the *branded* toys. I do not/will not buy/give Finn anything with a character on it. I have always just felt weird about that.

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By: Monica https://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/2009/02/07/in-a-nutshell/comment-page-1/#comment-3274 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 18:49:01 +0000 http://www.iheartdavids.com/blog/?p=2082#comment-3274 I have to agree with all that you said. I, of course, let Evan watch TV. I try to justify it, saying that channels like PBS, Sprout and Noggin are geared for his age group, but he’s probably better off without it. The only caveat to that would be that it has expanded his vocabulary pretty significantly. Shows like Pinky Doo have taught him the meaning of words like “gigantic” which he uses appropriately on a regular basis. He learned “on top” and “on bottom”, he likes to build “volcanoes” in his sandbox, and when he’s in the tub he uses his bucket to create “waterfalls”. I know he’s learned this via the TV. BUT, I also know that when it’s time for him to pick-up his toys, there can be no TV b/c it’s too distracting for him. That’s probably the “orienting response” you cited.
One last thought: I have actually learned a thing or two watching these shows. Little Einsteins has taught me things about the Arts and Dora and Diego refresh some of my very basic Spanish language skills:-)

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