A few weeks ago I blogged about Christmas 2011 must have toys but missing from my list was the Vtech Innotab. I wasn't aware of this then but my goodness me, this now has to go to the top of our list for must have Christmas toys 2011!
My kids are all obsessed with my ipad. I am amazed at how Beansey has learnt his times tables and how Pixie (who is just 2 remember) can play an very good educational game about colours, shapes and numbers - it is a GREAT tool when we are on quiet journeys or for when I need them to sit still and be quiet for 10 mins (like when I am in the dentists chair!) However, it is also VERY addictive and at least one of them will say at some stage during the day "mummy, can I go on your ipad please".
We don't have an xbox and I am the "World's Worst Mum" according to Beansy as I won't let him have a DS or TV in his room - I strongly believe that families should not be shut off in separate rooms of the house - kids on DS's, parents on laptops and no family interaction. I limit "my" laptop time to when they are in bed, but I do admit that it is very addictive as I am always checking my phone surreptitiously.