Yes i do. And they sit in the garage going unused. I tell them to go and play outside after buying one if those huge wooden playgrounds and they sit on the pavement area doing nothing randomly asking when they can come back inside.
Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.
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24-11-2013 17:26 #11
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24-11-2013 17:27 #12
IMO A healthy lifestyle is more about what you do day to day than what you give as a present one day a year.
To answer you op. I give both. I give according to my child's likes and interests.
On my list this year
Pole dancing boots
Games both board and electronic.
Toys like fire engines and car
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24-11-2013 17:28 #13
I completely agree with you.
We have Dsd full time, and Dp knows I'm strict when it comes to the things she plays with, I know she loves craft, imaginary play and just generally playing with toys so I don't see a need for her to have iPads or anything like that. I was going to buy a leap frog tablet for her for Christmas but then realised I was getting it for her to help with reading and letters and I could just sit down with her and do that myself with books, she loves playing outside too so I want to get her plenty of outdoor things.
I surprise myself with my attitude, I used to have every gadget known to man and I was that kid glued to their iPad/iPod and now I have got rid of all that type of thing, Btw I'm not judging, I just know I have regrets about not being more active.
24-11-2013 17:29 #14
We do a healthy mix of both. My boys are getting galaxy tablets for xmas this year, but they got a huge cubby house for their birthdays and theyre getting a bike and a trike, football, and now im stealing RippaRita's idea of a bug catcher too
They play outside all day when its nice weather and not scorching hot, so im not worried, they have a healthy balance.
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24-11-2013 17:33 #15
This year the kids are getting explorer packs with binoculars, magnafying glass, camera, etc so they can pretend they are camping in the backyard and then go and explore the parkland next to us and spot different animals. They are also going to have sticker books with different animals and they can stick them into a little anthology type of thing. DS is getting his first 'proper' electronic toy this year, an MP3 player. He's never had any sort of sophisticated electronic toy and we have no gaming thingos at home. We have bikes, scooters, trampoline, swings, sandpit etc for outdoor adventure play.
24-11-2013 17:34 #16
I think it is very hard to change that pattern when it is not your own child (though probably hard enough then too!)
My nephew (on DHs side) was a little fattie when he was a kid. I always used to get them beach stuff like boogie boards, wahu balls and games, beach cricket etc as they have a holiday house that is literally on the beach....but they still never went and I was wasting my money.
Funnily enough, now at 15 he is super fit and buff!
24-11-2013 17:58 #17
Do you actually *know* that his mum doesn't encourage him to be active though? I was a fat kid. To look at me at age 10 you would have assumed I wasn't active, but actually I rode my bike to school every day, did swimming squad three times a week, and won medals in the school swimming and gymnastics championships. I just went through a few years of being very chubby, and grew out of it. The same happened to my sister, it honestly was just a genetic/metabolism thing and there was nothing we could have done differently to avoid it.
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24-11-2013 19:00 #19
Unless you live in their house you really can't know for sure.
Take my dd she can't ride a bike or a scooter. She has core muscle issue that we never tell anyone about.
She is still active just not in the ways that my other kids are.
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24-11-2013 19:36 #20
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