I’m all about limited screen time for Blake, however there’s a time and certain places where it’s actually super beneficial, let’s just be real. Who’s with me Mamas? ANYWAYS, it’s a huge win when I find an app that’s not just silly nonsense and engaging, which I’ve done recently with a new one so I thought I would give a little review of it and some deets on it. 😉 Plus I shared my tips of how we do screen time at our house below.
The App: Lizzy’s World by Playing Forward
The details: It’s an augmented, virtual reality game but for little ones and actually a super cute idea if you ask me, plus Blake loves it and that’s a freaking win. It supports the early development of social and emotional learning skills and I really love that it keeps her engaged. Lizzy (the little person in the app) is totally customizable – meaning you can make it look like your little, etc. Luckily, she kind of came looking just like Blake so no joke from day one Blake was like “IT’S ME!!” 😉 So that worked out, thanks Playing Forward for doing that job for me… HA! In the app you get to do kind of all the “first experiences” things, like helping Lizzy wake up with her little alarm clock, pick out clothes for the day, get on the bus, read, meet friends, all the things. It’s so cute and it’s been super fun especially since Blake just started pre-school because it’s all very relatable currently in her little life.
My review: Love the app and I love that it’s engaging like I’ve said. I like apps that get Blake thinking, especially this one because she gets a good mix of kind of playing and doing things she would really do in her life, but also with some educational aspect of reading, putting words together and then social skills. I give it an A+ from me 😉
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SCREEN TIMES TIPS WE DO:
Honestly, not going to lie – I used to be terrible about screen time, like kind of just let her have her iPad and do whatever while I was working or doing things around the house. Then I quickly realized, THAT WAS NOT WORKING. HA! Sooo we made some changes. Here’s what we do:
- Screen time in the morning: First thing when she wakes up and I’m getting ready I let her have screen time for about 20-30 minutes, this is the time that I let her watch shows, however we’ve narrowed it down to specific shows that we are okay with, not YouTube Kids free for all. If she would rather play a game like Lizzy’s World, so be it, she can do that too 😉 However mornings she usually does a show.
- 10 Minutes of screen time before nap time. After lunch she gets 10 more minutes and we usually set a timer for this one and it’s game or educational stuff, not shows during this time.
- Various times, generally the rest of the day there’s times and moments she has more iPad time, because I have meetings or things to do. However, we’ve been slowly implemented “earning” screen time. So every time she “helps” me with something around the house or what not, she gets 2 minutes of iPad time, so she can use this on and off throughout the day. Obviously she’s still a little young to totally understand the concept of time, but this seems to be something she’s catching onto and works for us!
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