A Kid’s Way of Entertaining Himself

@SIMPLYD (77450)
Philippines
January 17, 2017 2:55am CST
When we were small kids , my sisters and I would entertain ourselves by playing at the lawn . Or we would be playing inside the house with our dolls as we are all girls . But nowadays , give the children a tablet and they would be still just watching the cartoons and other children movies . They would just sit there and be entertained . That’s what I saw when I went to my parents’ house last Saturday . I borrowed the grandkid of my sister from her mother to play with at my parents’ house . How I love this kid ! He is a very naughty boy who keeps running here and there . So , when I got tired following him , I asked her mother what can make him still even for a moment . She got her tablet , gave it to him and lo ! He was behaved and seated , just watching the children stories and songs . I bet , some of you can relate with your little kids in making them just be seated and not be naughty anymore .
27 people like this
28 responses
@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
I can relate to that because I have 5 kids, they are so imaginative they have many ways to entertain themselves
5 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
Well at least if you have five kids , no need for a tablet , because they can play by themselves .
2 people like this
@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD ha ha, in worse scenario, each of them need tablet
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
@ilocosboy Oh my ! That can really be costly and draining to the pocket . Though there are cheap tablets .
2 people like this
@magallon (17710)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
Kids nowadays are hooked by gadgets. They can stay at home the whole day by just playing or doing something in front of computers.
5 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
That is true . Specially with those young boys . At least they are just there at home . But on second thought , having this the whole day isn't healthy for them . They should be playing with other kids at the lawn .
4 people like this
@magallon (17710)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD That's correct. They should be playing with their peers instead of computers. Their social development is affected because of these modern technology. unlike during our time that we really have time playing with kids in our neighborhood or with our classmates.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@magallon See , we are healthier growing up because of those physical games .
1 person likes this
@marlina (70073)
• Canada
17 Jan 17
NOt good if children spend too much time on those things. They need to physically play.
5 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
That is so true . It is still better that they play with friends those physical games . It develops their muscles and also their sociability .
2 people like this
@cacay1 (32539)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Jan 17
@marlina , that istrue not good to their young minds,plus they may harm their eyes too.
3 people like this
@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
My autistic nephew is like that.
3 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
I thought Tonie autistic children are not naughty unlike the normal kids . That is good because having a tablet is also educational .
1 person likes this
@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD Oh, they're even naughtier because they don't have shame unlike normal kids. They're even more hyperactive. What his father does to keep him calm is give him an iPad.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@toniganzon Oh , really . It's a nice thing we have this iPads and tablets now . They really can help educate and pacify the kids and even adults too .
@TRBRocks420 (71074)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jan 17
Lol yes a tablet will do the trick.
3 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
I never fails to , my friend .
2 people like this
@cacay1 (32539)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Jan 17
@TRBRocks420 ,they can manipulate much than the older ones hahaha.
@ridingbet (43796)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
the advantage when we were young, we play outdoor games like 'taguan' (hide and seek), or 'shatong' (2 unequal sticks and catching the shorter one). now, kids are playing games with the latest gadgets.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
That is true . In our times , we get to just go outside and play with neighbors , cousins and siblings. Such happy days in our childhood because of those.
1 person likes this
@ridingbet (43796)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD if the parents of today will have their extra time to play with their kids and play the games outdoors and connecting with other kids, i bet the kids will also enjoy and realize how their parents played before as kids, and appreciate that as well
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@ridingbet That is true . Nowadays , the parents are busy too with their tablets doing FB that's why .
1 person likes this
@DianneN (71477)
• United States
17 Jan 17
My kids never had electronics. They were read to, went outside to play and discover the world, and had activities such as music gym, and arts and crafts. Same with my grandkids, although they are only allowed to play educational games for a set time on certain days.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
That is so nice that both your kids and grandkids are not into electronics. It's much better to be into activities such as those. At least they are educational , formative and allows them to physically be active too. Our kid too didn't have any electronics in her childhood , except watching cartoons on TV . I guess , if these gadgets were the craze already , we will still not allow her .
1 person likes this
@DianneN (71477)
• United States
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD And look at your daughter now! I think parents should do what we did, if they want bright and successful kids.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@DianneN Yes and your kids too .
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15895)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Jan 17
I have dealt with kids all my life and yes, a good children's movie or music will help calm them down.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
But i think, we should do that once they have physically played , because they are healthier than giving them something to watch the whole day.
3 people like this
@velvet53 (15895)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD True. When the kids got restless from playing then that is when I would turn on a good movie or music. Most of the time they were so tired from playing that they fell asleep.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@velvet53 These gadgets comes handy when we think we have to just let them be still .
1 person likes this
@annierose (17588)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
I have a nephew who is very naughty and just by giving him my tablet will make him behave. My niece already behaves. There is no need for us to give her anything. She loves books and sometimes she draws or just watch tv.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
That's really what is different between a boy and a girl kid . Boys are naughty while girls are behaved . ha ha ha See , so you nephew too . Well, that is good because we have something that we can do to let our kids behave .
1 person likes this
@annierose (17588)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD I was responding to you when lights went out. I forgot what I said a while ago to your comment. Hahaha! I am sometimes like this and it also happens when I talk with my bf at times and I try to not to tell him soon. But when it is already time to tell him about it, I already forgot it and he would just laugh at me.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@annierose I also experience that sometimes . And we say "the devil snatched " what we are to say .
@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Jan 17
Before, parents had to drag their kids back into the house. Now, parents have to drag their kids out of the house to get some sunshine.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
So true . In fact in my childhood days , our helper would really search for us in the neighborhood because once we get to eat our breakfast , we will be with our friends and cousins playing those physical games outside. But they were so enjoyable and we grew up so close to our cousins .
@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD fun times. Sigh.
1 person likes this
@Kandae11 (33567)
17 Jan 17
I have noticed that too -- television or a tablet.
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
My daughter grew up also watching television . Though , we would always invite our neighbor's daughter and they would play . They grew up close because of that .
1 person likes this
@allen0187 (31139)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
I know that technology is a big help to kids nowadays but I'm still glad that I was able to experience the simple things in life when I was younger. I'm afraid kids nowadays haven't had a chance to experience that.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
I very much agree . Those games outside played with our neighbors are so much fun in comparison to that played alone . I think those physical games are what made us stronger not only in mental aspect but also in our physical attributes .
1 person likes this
@allen0187 (31139)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD so true! Couldn't agree with you more. I think schools and parents should be more proactive in re-introducing our local games to kids nowadays.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@allen0187 Yes, they should do that to the children in school so the children can also experience the joys of those . I love luksong tinik !
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Jan 17
Kids definitely are better with the tablet =P
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
That is true . Kids are so good on gadgets actually. When I kind of get confused of what to do in my laptop or phone, I text our daughter.
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD Hehe, yes the kids are so smart now a days! =) My parents' ask me all the time too!
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby We parents learned to do things on gadgets through our children. There are no gadgets yet in our time , that's why .
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (115593)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
It is very tempting not to just let children watch TV or play online games when it keeps them so quiet.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
Yes that is true . If we are busy , we cannot help but just let them watch TV. Though , my child learned how to speak English at her very young age by watching TV like Nickolodean with the accent of speaking very well emulated .
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (115593)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD I guess there are up- and downsides to everything. :)
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@JudyEv I agree .
1 person likes this
@SAM774 (2885)
17 Jan 17
totally can relate ":)
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
Do you have kids already or are you still single , that you say you can relate .
1 person likes this
@SAM774 (2885)
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD i am single :) i am talking about my brother such a naughty kid he his .... but there you go once a tablet in his hand .... he will sit quietly for hours n hours thats i said that i can relate
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@SAM774 Oh now i understand . Children can really be hooked in gadget once you let them borrow it .
@sans224 (1835)
17 Jan 17
Children are pretty to be naughty. making them still is one thing we should not do. am i right?
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
Indeed children can really be naughty . But when they get overboard with being so naughty already, giving them something to watch like a cartoon show on TV or on a tablet , would be a breather for a mother .
1 person likes this
@sans224 (1835)
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD i understand. but remember our parents didnt have that option. still they brought us up!
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@sans224 Indeed .
1 person likes this
@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
hahahaha same with my nephew and niece. My 6 year old niece usually holds her 6" phablet and streams videos on YouTube... And the funny thing is that, she loves to watch videos of mothers delivering their babies... Whoa! But sometimes, she watches cartoons...
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
See . So your niephew too . Really! He loves watching mothers delivering babies ! Perhaps he will be a gynecologist when she grows up .
1 person likes this
@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD yup, our little girl might become a gynecologist. Hihihi
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
1 person likes this
@Hannihar (26806)
26 Feb
Kids these days grow up on the latest technology. They would probably laugh at the way we grew up and think it is middle ages but i believe it wasn't. We just had a different life that they do today.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
26 Feb
They will really just be silent when they are given a tablet to watch their favorite cartoons or a TV with cartoons. Though, growing up with always that for a plaything, I can say that they miss a lot of happiness because they didn't experience what me and my sisters experienced when we were still kids. We play with our cousins on the lawn and be outside with friends and cousins playing when it's full moon.
1 person likes this
@Hannihar (26806)
26 Feb
@SIMPLYD Very true what you said rebel_woman.
1 person likes this
@salonga (28007)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
Sooo cute! Yes, I can relate because my grandnephew loves to watch cartoons at youtube and that keep him behaved for long time.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
Actually , these things also helps the children learn things . This boy learned how to count and identify things and colors through watching from these tablet. Her mother uploads lots of educational shows and games for him .
1 person likes this
@salonga (28007)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD Yes it helps the child to get educated by watching continuously.
1 person likes this
18 Jan 17
when I have children Im not allowing them to use technology at an early age. they will be reading books and playing with toys.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
That is a good way of raising children . They should be allowed these gadgets when they are mature enough to discern what are the good and bad things to watch in there .
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD I completely agree
1 person likes this