Blocks and books better than electronic games for your toddler?

Thanks for this post, Dona Matthews! 

Blocks and books better than electronic games for your toddler?

I think one important take-home message is that we need to think through how electronic toys could be designed to better foster communication  and creativity.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I was looking for some specific information like this about some of the reasons electronic toys can be harmful. Thanks 🙂

  2. I totally agree, Tracy! I certainly don’t take an anti-electronic stance (here we are chatting back and forth on FB and wordpress, after all!), but also think we need to think about how we use e-devices, specially with babies and children. Very much including designing e-toys to allow interactive and creative play between adults and children

    • As usual Dona, I agree with you 100%. I really love that you posted this article because it reminds us that it always comes down to the social context- how toys and games are tools for children to explore themselves, their world, and their relationships.

      Your blog is such a great source of inspiration for these ideas! Thanks!

  3. Nice thing to share… Thanks, it will use for sure 🙂

  4. I make playdough for my gradson. He’s three and a half and a week ago I sat with him and did the alphabet with playdough. Yesterday he visited me and rolled out an E for Eden (his name). Electronic games are terrific and many are educational, but there’s nothing toreplace one on one action. (That’s what I think, anyhow.)

    • I think many moms and researchers (and I’m both) would agree with you. 🙂 My 4-year-old son is happiest (and seems most enriched) playing with Legos and building forts. Thanks for your comment.

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