Great Online Games!
by Colin Jones
(Mount Forest, ON, Canada)
My three and a half year old son is very computer savvy and this is all thanks to a number of free online game sites connected to Canadian public television.
Both the Canadian Broadcasting Company and Television Ontario have wonderful educational games available at their websites and my son visits these everyday.
He enjoys the games so much that we’ve had to come up with a system to ensure that he doesn’t spend too much time in front of the screen.
The system we use is quite simple.
Everyday he gets three computer cards which he can exchange for fifteen minutes on the computer.
He can use these anytime he wants so long as it has been at least one hour since his last computer time.
This totals forty-five minutes a day, assuming he uses all three, and I’m okay with that because the content on these sights is educational and fun.