The Parenting Thread • Page 93

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Fucking Dustin, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. ncarrab

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    Hasn't been too bad so far. Weather hasn’t been great in our area but we’ve been getting outdoors as much as we can. My son is 5 (but still in Pre-K) so trying to keep him learning, educated has been a bit of a challenge. We got him some activity books and signed up for ABC Mouse and his preK teacher has been emailing us some activities to do. My daughter is 2 so nothing has really changed for her at all, haha.

    hope everyone is doing well!
     
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  2. BlueEyesBrewing

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    The hardest part for us has just been trying to balance my wife and I’s work schedules at home and trying to keep the kids occupied. And I know it’s been kinda hard on our 4.5 yr old since she can’t see her friends or grandparents and doesn’t totally understand what’s going on. But it has been nice getting to spend extra time with the kids instead of going getting 2-3 hours a day during the week
     
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  3. Colby Searcy

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    How do y'all like ABC Mouse?
     
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  4. ncarrab

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    my son seems to like it. We’ve had it for 3 or 4 days now. He’s using an actual laptop for the first time ever (instead of an iPad or kindle) and he’s super into it.
     
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  5. colorlesscliche

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    Hmm, ABC seems interesting. Having a hard time getting my 4 y/o focused on learning to write. Might give this a shot. He needs something during this downtime.
     
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  6. ncarrab

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    I think there’s a 30 day free trial going on right now.

    there’s also of plenty of free sites you can try too (don’t know them off top of my head but if you google, you can find them)
     
  7. Kingjohn_654

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    My kids like Phineas and Ferb now! Such a big step up from all those toddler shows they'd been watching.
     
  8. BlueEyesBrewing

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  9. Colby Searcy

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    Nothing wrong with the toddler shows, KJ!
     
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  10. Kingjohn_654

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    I've seen every episode of Daniel Tiger and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse multiple times. It's time for something new.
     
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  11. Colby Searcy

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    Muppet Babies!
     
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  12. Nyquist

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    I would very much like to recommend “Bluey.”



    It’s so full of heart, wit, and genuinely stunning writing. I have teared up watching it multiple times. Definitely check it out. I absolutely love it.
     
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  13. BlueEyesBrewing

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    I relate to the dad in Bluey a little too much I think
     
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  14. Nyquist

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    While I’m at it, I’ll also recommend Tumble Leaf on Amazon Prime. The stop motion animation is gorgeous.

     
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  15. Taketimeandfind

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    Bluey is so good!
     
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  16. colorlesscliche

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    We watch a lot of Cat in the Hat Knows About That
     
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  17. awwgereee

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    We are doing okay. I basically took a break from doing school activities with my kid last week because of the adjustment. A lot of the stuff we do at home is similar to what he does at school anyways, but he’s been helping me out more and is excited about learning more “life skills,” so I’m just going with it. I try to get outside for a walk with the kids on the nice days but winter is trying to hang on here :cringe:

    how about you?
     
  18. bones

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    We’re lucky that naptime is currently smack in the middle of the work day for 3 hours but we’re still trying to balance everything best we can. The nice weather days are huge. Can tell he’s getting a little bored but hoping the extra time with him leads to some new words.
     
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  19. KidLightning

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    For anyone in need of activities, my sister-in-law runs a children's art studio in Boulder and they've had to close down like everything else, but she's started posting YouTube videos of instructions for children's art projects. Her website has more information, including the list of materials and links to buy them (from Amazon, using her affiliate link so she gets a little something from it): FREE Art Workshops — Tinker Art Studio - Classes, Parties, Community - Boulder, CO

    Here are the first 5 videos she's posted:









     
  20. Cameron

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    I’ll send these to my wife thanks for sharing
     
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  21. Kingjohn_654

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    Well my state hasn't shut down yet. A lot of people are working from home but I'm still coming into the office.
    There was an earthquake last week that had me shook in more ways than one.
    My kids are happy and healthy. Life is going well.
     
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  22. KidLightning

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    Hope you enjoy them! I'll try to remember to post more when she makes them available.
     
  23. David87

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    Is jarred baby food safe to order? I assume so because it's stored at room temp before it's opened anyway, but just wanted to see if anyone had any bad experiences i guess
     
  24. spiffa0

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    I'll jump on the bluey recommendation train.
    Also
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  25. KidLightning

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