Kindersay, so you don’t have to.
One thing that amazes me when I visit friends who have young children is the stunning amount of cash they lay out on educational toys and videos. Parents will pay literally anything if they think their kids will learn something and get a head start over the competition. Companies take advantage of that need people have to be perfect parents and sell them every conceivable type of educational toy and video, at ridiculous prices.But you can stop the vicious cycle of spending with…the Internet. Once your child has mastered Elmo’s Potty Time
(let me know how it ends if you watch it all the way through, I stopped
at Earl the fruit guy because he quite frankly creeped me out), give Kindersay
a whirl. It shows pictures of things or letters and an actress
(Christine Ghawi, who stars as Céline Dion in the CBC Canadian show
Céline) says the words. It’s free and has no advertising. If you want
to add in your own family pictures to customize the show, they charge
The next time you’re too busy to actually spend time with your kid,
just plop them down in front of the computer, fire up Kindersay and let
them do their thing. They’ll grow up to be smart, considerate, well
adjusted kids. I’m sure of it.
Kindersay… hmm… Design = beautifully simplistic, idea = nice, narrator = intriguing (I found myself watching her say “pencils” with complete awe– like the awe I had when I stared at Billy Ray Cyrus’s hair on Dancing with the Stars last season… intriguing, fascinating, addicting, confusing…).
It’s the last part of Michael’s review that I am siding with the most (the sarcasm at least)– why are we sooo dependent on others to educate our children? Spending time with kids, showing them the world, experiencing everything through their young eyes, marveling at the details of life we tend to over look– that’s what a pleasure only a parent gets!!
Plopping your baby in front of a computer for some strange (yet fascinating) woman to say “paint”? What a cop out.
Why do people keep limiting the bonding between themselves and their children? And then to use the term “education” to make it “all right”? Tch. Come on.
It’s great that Kindersay created a free program for parents who clearly can’t take the time to lift up a book and say “book” to their child. It just makes me sad that such a tool might be needed.
HOWEVER– for children learning other languages? This ain’t so bad. If this stuff was in Scottish Gaelic, I’d be ALL over it. Seriously.
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