Online entertainment for toddlers (1 year old specifically)
May 23, 2011 10:37pm CST
I do not mean to put this in general discussion, but I don't have children or toddlers specifically on my discussion interest list. I have a one year old nephew, who has a tendency to want to get active. He would not sit still. Often times, when his dad needs to watch football or basketball on TV, I would get online so he can watch some Youtube clips to keep him occupied. Of course they have to be his age materials. Clips that I show him and like so far are Pocoyo (don't know if this kid is really popular in US), Sparkabilities (but only found 2 clips so far), and Teletubbies. He would be fascinated with something colorful. I really want to find clips that can last longer than 10 minutes. I could use some input. What else should I look for as long as they are free? They don't have to be through Youtube. I tried Looneytunes and Walt Disney; so far either they are too old (cartoon from 50+ years ago) or seems to be unappealing to him. I realized I probably should not let him watch those - probably too young.
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27 Jul 12
It is normal for a child that they have decrease attention span. But, some children manifest as ADHD, MR or other conditions affecting the brain of the child. They are considered delay motor development. You can observe the child and try to see the difference of his or her abilities at his own age. If you suspected that it is not normal at his age, then you need to consult pediatrician about it.
• United States
6 Aug 12
I posted this thread a year ago. I haven't seen him since but according to my brother, he likes to run around. He is a 2 year old and he seems like to play. For many years I had worked with children that were diagnosed with ADHD, ADD and other mental disorders. I was not a counselor, clinician, psychologists or any of those roles. I was more like a babysitting staff in residential treatment facility for adolescents. Some of the children have to be managed physically if they try to assault staff and other kids. There are different units with different aged group populations and most of them are developed normally. Not very many of them have mental retardation. Anyway, I don't want to go into details since this is behind me. I appreciated that you posted a comment here, but I would want to be careful about the focus or the direction of your thoughts. There's nothing wrong with your comments, but I was looking for an entertainment for my nephew. Maybe I got some input, maybe not. I wasn't worried about whether or not my nephew has ADHD, ADD. At this kind of age, he could be a handful like many other toddlers.
• United States
7 Jul 11
I have a one year old son and I've been a preschool teacher of all ages for almost 7 years. I don't know any one year old that has the attention span to sit still for even 10 minutes to watch something. I feel like it would probably be easier for you or for someone else to just interact with him instead of trying to get him to watch the computer or television. What kind of games or toys does he enjoy playing with? That would keep him busier than having to sit still. I'm not trying to criticize at all. I'm just givin you some suggestions. One years olds are very active and play is such a good way for them to learn.
• United States
23 Jul 11
I'm not really good with dealing with kids in general. I think the idea of looking for more than 10 minutes' entertainment is probably difficult. Many times, he would sit on my lap while he's watching some Youtube clips like Pocoyo, Teletubbies, and Baby Einstein until he got tired of them. That usually last about 10 to 15 minutes or less.