Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Are your kids becoming telly addicts?

Sam and Alex are now 2 years old and due to the lack of mobility that they experience compared to more active children of their age they have found a new love.... DEAL or NO DEAL. They can't get enough of it... and if you try turning it off then you are seriously jeopardising your own security.

I can't see the appeal myself but it is probably the simplicity of it that attracts.
Apart from this they also love all the usual kids programmes like Bob the Builder, Teletubbies, The Tweenies, Wonder Pets, Big Cook Little Cook and more recently the phenomenon that is Roary the Racing Car.

People are often critical about letting their children watch TV at such a tender age but we feel that as well as offering them learning through play and reading they also develop through watching some of these programmes, for example. Sam was watching the teletubbies last week and started to count along with them at the beginning when they are being introduced. We also, on occasion, find both of them singing along to the themes.

Although we do not agree with plonking children in front of the TV while you go off and do your thing we do think that Children, like adults, need some chill out time. A chance to just put their feet up in front of the box and watch something they enjoy.

Sam and Alex have their own website - www.twinswithsma.co.uk. Why not visit and find out more about them, their families efforts to raise much needed funds or gain help and support if you or someone you know is suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Twins holiday on Isle of Wight

Just thought you'd like to know that the twins are back from a weeks holiday with Mum and Dad on the Isle of Wight.

Staying near Newport, the sun shone and a great time was had by all.

Dad reported the only problem was towards the end of the week when their stay coincided with the Isle of Wight Festival and half the roads in Newport were diverted or closed.

Nice to have you back guys!

Last time I stayed on the Isle of Wight, coming home there was a ferry breakdown and the remaning ferry had been chugging back and forth all day. Just before early evening, and after a day spent queing from one field to another, we were about to drive on when we all had to get off.

The crew had just discovered the ferry had a hydraulic floor so it could be raised and another floor load driven on underneath!

It was late by the time we got to the mainland and we ended up staying the night in a B&B in Lymington.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

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