*Warning: long post ahead*
I mentioned HERE that Aden is super addicted to iPad lately.
He sure knows where we put it, and will demand for it, and even though when we are charging it, he will cabut the cable right away.
He already mimic his daddy of how to play the iPad, sometimes on the bed (like the photo above), sometimes with the iPad on the 'standing' position with the helps of the casing, and the latest one, half lying on the bed with the iPad on the belly, but of course he can't hold that position for long since the iPad is too heavy for his small belly.
So what's so interesting with the iPad? Beginning he played those toddler/preschooler games like matching colors/shape, singing and etc, then slowly upgraded to not-so-toddler's games like Talking Tom, car racing and HappyChef (He really knows how to play them after being taught a few times, in fact he can play the iPad so well he even teach my parents =_=). But one thing he doesn't know yet, key in the passcode :p
Now, he loves Youtube >.< Of course he don't know how to search for videos, basically he just scroll the page and simply click on any video on the 'what to watch' and 'recommended video' list. Then from there he clicks further to explore other videos.
Sometimes he will request for certain videos which he has watched before (of those that I played for him before), like PSY songs, car commercials (especially from Honda, I tell you this boy loves car very much!), M club (the HK drama Never Dance Alone), some English MVs and lately, the kids' play dough video.
Ok so here's the point, I know I (and the daddy) am responsible for his addiction since we the adults is the reason why he knows iPad, and at this stage he is learning fast by just watching us swiping/tapping the screen.
I do feel guilty, really, cause I know it's unhealthy and bad for the eyes. I once read an article about a 3-year-old (or is it 5-year-old?) child having serious short shortsightedness due to daily long hours playing with iPad. I have no idea on the validity of this news but I remember this news until today.
BUT, I have to admit, when he's on iPad, I really can have time to do my own chores, without needing to worry that he'd throw things from upstair to downstair, or ransack my stuff, or play with the water dispenser, cause he can really stick to it for quite long! If without the iPad, he'll sure come glue to me no matter what I am doing.
Now that he's addicted, I really don't know how to stop him... When we don't give him, he'll started to throw tantrum and scream his lung out, I tried to distract his attention by giving him snacks and toys but usually they won't work.
I guess we have to keep the iPad clear from his vision from now on (so that it can sorta helps him forget about it?), but I don't know how the daddy is going to cope with it since he is also very addicted to the iPad =_=
Anyway, I make sure there's no iPad when we're at outside like during dining, not even handphones unless really necessary. I can see lots of kids (even adults) these days are busy keeping their heads down and playing with their phones when they are waiting for the food to be served.
When I was a kid, I just want to go and play with the sands next to the restaurant while waiting for the food to be served, or go chasing around at the carpark with my siblings, or go and
chase pat the stray dogs and cats I see nearby the restaurant (of course there's no smartphones or iPad or tablet back then). Now, throw a kid a tablet and he'll sit there quietly. Well, I guess that's just how the world has changed huh?
而最近迷的是Youtube!开过一些video给他过后他就记得了会要求我再开，比如那些汽车广告（他超喜欢车！尤其是轮胎），MV (尤其是PSY的，还有最近Shakira那首World Cup的歌），和粘土的video。当然他还不会自己search video来看，他都是在homepage那里乱按，不过乱按归乱按，有时还真的给他按对喔！