My baby wants to play with my notebook compueter….


I have a daughter who is 14 month old now.


From few months ago, suddenly she started to play with my notebook computer. so whenever I turn it on, she comes to me and just stare at me with hopeful eyes asking me to put her up on my lap and let her play with my notebook. well… I’m not sure whether it is good for eyes and developement. but what I can see is that she loves to mimic what I do normally. so I’d better be good role model for her to follow.


Anyway, back to what I want to say, sometimes I’m really supprised by what she did on the machine. sometimes, she turned it off with proper key sequences and sometimes she launched several apps and play with them. and does many interesting things. I know it just happens by chance because she always just smashes keyboard with her little hands. but it is still amazing to see the result. 🙂

Comments (10)

  1. How sweet ! Do you have any pictures ? She must be soooo lovely ! What about showing her a simple cartoon with your computer ? 🙂

  2. CC says:

    Wait until she is 4 and discovers how easy it is to change you backdrop to something from http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies … I definitely think 4 is the cut off for when kids should get a machine account of their own 😉

  3. My son is also playing with my notebook and sometimes with my iPAQ 2210. He knows how to open "notice" and to draw some lines…

  4. Joku says:

    I wonder if theres any pattern to how eyes get worse, related to the most common activity performed. So if i spend 15 years staring at monitor, will it more likely cause that i can only see good for shorter distances.

    Probably it’s not nearly that simple, but i thought that such certainly could affect partially.

  5. Eric Holton says:

    My kids loved BabyType when they were that age.

    http://www.raize.com/CProducts/Default.htm

  6. JerryP says:

    Uhh, my son does this too, everytime I use my ThinkPad or the Clie he is next to me and tries to "write" something 🙂 btw. he just turned one year 🙂

  7. I started "playing" with computers when I was around 2 or so (I can’t really remember) — ~1983. I never stopped, and now I’m a dev.

    As far as eyesight, well, 19 years staring at a CRT screen has definately done damage. At least kids in this coming generation can be pure LCD or plasma.

  8. Jon Galloway says:

    My 3 year old still likes Carl Franklin’s Bubbles program (http://www.franklins.net/bubbles.zip). Now she’s moved up to games she can play on her own, like http://www.uptoten.com/home.phtml. We got her the French version to keep things interesting.

    But she always loved banging away on Notepad, and quickly found that control, alt, windows, and the function keys made for the most fun. She popped up functions and screens I’d never seen – "Notepad Faxing Wizard Help – Sweedish Edition", etc.