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October 8th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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We are getting the kids Kindle Fires for Christmas. They will be 4 and almost 8. Getting it for the 4 year old will keep the peace, by each kid having one.
There will be rules with them (just like tv, computer and video games in our house). The kids will be able to read books, listen to music and play some educational games on them. They will give them back to DH and I when their turn is over to keep them safe.
We think it's better than spending more $$ on a video game system they will outgrow quickly.

We all have our parenting things though. I'm against kids watching DVDs when they drive around town running errands. I make my kids grab a book or toy for that.

Sometimes we hand over our iPhones to the kids when we are out to dinner and want to talk as adults for 10 minutes. Sometimes we talk, color, etc with the kids. Just depends on the day and our patience level.

Also, DS' school has several iPads in every classroom. They are used for education and it's pretty cool!
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