Daddy’s iPad Playlist 08.05.12

August 6, 2012 | By Brent Almond | MAKING MEMORIES, THINGS DAD DIGS, THINGS MY KID DIGS

JJ and I spent part of a rainy, Sunday afternoon in one our favorite places — snuggled up together transfixed by the soft glow of my iPad. I try not to expose him to it for too long in one sitting (especially when playing games) and never let him have it alone. I know how hard it is for ME to put it down, so I get how traumatic it is for a toddler to have his fix suddenly cut off. I also try to make every experience just the tiniest bit educational. Sometimes it’s miniscule.

08.05.12 PLAYLIST:


Some Pink Panther:
Movie remake opening credits
and “Pink Lemonade” 1978 cartoon episode

Followed by greatest hits from “The Wizard of Oz”:

plus
“Follow The Yellow Brick Road”
“A Munchkin Welcome”
(Lullaby League/Lollipop Guild)
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

A little Wonder Woman tutorial:

Theme song (he’s heard it before, but it’s not memorized like Spider-Man or Batman. Gonna take a little extra work.)
How to spin (JJ had been swinging around a dog toy all day pretending it was Wonder Woman’s “wope” so I figured I’d show him how to spin like her, then watch him get dizzy and laugh. Like I said, it was raining—we were bored.)

and finally…

Super Friends: Hawaiian Ice Mystery interactive book/game
This is a relatively new interactive story book from the DC Super Friends line of characters that heavily features my main man, Aquaman! You can go through the story with narration or without, and even record your own voice to tell the story! There are also several activities to choose from including coloring pages, puzzles and a Colorforms-type sticker page. $4.99, ages 4+ (JJ’s not yet 3 but it’s still keeps him busy and entertained. And oh yeah, educated)

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4 responses to “Daddy’s iPad Playlist 08.05.12”

  1. Steve says:

    Love the WW theme. “In your satin tights, fighting for your rights…”

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      He liked it too. It got a good giggle out of him, like when he thinks something is silly. 🙂
      Batman and Spider-Man however, are NOT silly.
      DD

  2. Noah Moore-Goad says:

    That’s so cute! And yes.. Batman and Spider-Man are indeed serious business! :0)

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      But it was awfully fun to see him giving some equal play time to Wonder Woman! He’ll “learn” soon enough he’s not supposed to pretend to be a girl, but for now JJ (and I) is enjoying the ignorant bliss. 🙂
      DD

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