No Gadget Nights

For past 3 months, we have successfully implemented the “no gadget (on bed) rule”.  This does not only applies to Liam but to me and Dino as well. hehehe. We are trying to minimize Liam’s tablet usage and noticed that he’s ok not to use his tablets as long as we play with him. I realized that it’s not really the gadget, it’s our lack of time din and attention at night that causes him to watch and play on his tablet.

Don’t get me wrong, we do play with him naman, pero we allowed him to play gadgets kasi at night before we go to sleep.  Liam is a good boy naman na when it’s time to sleep he will cooperate and turn off his tablet.  But there were also episodes that he wants to watch his videos until he falls asleep.

With all the studies on effects of gadgets in kids nowadays, we really decided to limit his usage.  Though am not pro to zero gadgets.  I believe that parents still should control what they are watching (on tv or tablet) and playing.  It’s due to his tablet that he learned ABC, 123, colors, talking and singing as well. So, I really won’t totally eliminate gadgets.  Controlled lang dapat.

Anyway, here’s what we’ve been up to before our bedtime.

Pillow fight with Daddy.. whew! buti nlgn with Daddy.. :)
Pillow fight with Daddy.. whew! buti nlgn with Daddy.. 🙂
Hide and seek... can you find where Liam is?
Hide and seek… can you find where Liam is?
Hide and Seek again.. di ko talaga sya mahanap.. hehehe
Hide and Seek again.. di ko talaga sya mahanap.. hehehe
read his favorite books.. may props pa na eyeglass...
read his favorite books.. may props pa na eyeglass…
play Throw..
play Throw..
.. and catch
.. and catch
isa pa palang hide and seek.. using blankets this time..
isa pa palang hide and seek.. using blankets this time..
take pictures with Shine (the yellow car) and Doggy.
take pictures with Shine (the yellow car) and Doggy.

I just can’t find the photos, but we also played with marbles, stacking cups and a lot of other toys depending on Liam’s mood.  T But the sweetest of all is when we turn the lights off and Liam would come to us for a goodnight kiss.  Ang sweet no!?

.. and with the whole family.. ; )
my sweet little boy 

Oh well, I think it’s doing us a lot of good naman as this is more bonding time for us. 🙂

 

 

Story Time

One of Liam’s tranquil time is our Story Time.  Sometimes it’s not really story telling but kalat time.  He will get all his book and spread them on the floor.. haay.. But most of the time, we really read the books.  Right now, his favorite books are Sesame Street books – “Down on the Farm with Grover’ and “Farley Goes to the Doctor”.  Farley’s story is same with Corduroy’s kaya usually we read these 2 together.  We compare what Farley and Corduroy are doing in the clinic. hehehe..

Anyway, here are some photos Dino took during one of our story nights…

Liam choosing what book to read
Liam choosing what book to read
Oh yeah, he also loves Dr. Seuss books
Oh yeah, he also loves Dr. Seuss books
Tumbling muna ko..
Tumbling muna ko..
Mommy, Grover on the Farm na lang..
Mommy, Grover on the Farm na lang..
Grovers uncle is teaching him how to feed the animals, plow the field and plant the seeds...
Grovers uncle is teaching him how to feed the animals, plow the field and plant the seeds…
Oh no!! Grover don't know how to do it all...
Oh no!! Grover doesn’t know how to do it all…
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But his friends from Sesame Street came to help him..
Yes, there’s Cookie Monster..
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Mommy, piggy ride…
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Tranquil look.. 🙂

Thank you Mommy... You're welcome my love.. :)
Thank you Mommy… You’re welcome my love.. 🙂

Good night… 🙂