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Let’s run through a scenario – you’re at the grocery store, and your kid is going ape. You’re trying to find an empty isle so you can shake him (because we at 8BitDad don’t believe in hitting), but it’s Saturday and all the isles are packed. You start up a game on your chosen cellular device, and hand it to your child. It doesn’t matter if they know how to play Solitaire or not – it will keep him occupied for just enough time to — hey wait a second! He just called 911…
When it comes to searching for parenting advice on the internet, trust the majority of the blogosphere if it ever comes down to you and your wife agreeing to something like “OMG BRO. I just had a great idea! Let’s dress our 3-year-old daughter up like a whore and enter her in a beauty pageant so we can get on TV YEAAAAA!”.
I’m not too sure if TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras is appropriately vilified enough for the esteemed title of “train-wreck” as given by Twinfinity, but rather more like the ETERNAL APOCALYPSE OF CHILD DAMNATION.
Nickelodeon-owned Parentsconnect.com has a tough job. They need to continually come up with content to satisfy a country full of stay-at-home moms, who god bless them, find a way to not kill our children while we work. Or, they go work while we stay at home and try to find a way to not kill our kids.
BUT, and this is a BIG “but”…
(Note: Image taken from Helge Fischer’s website and highly modified to include the the important things he left out)
It seems like wherever you go these days, …
Since we now live in a digital age, long gone are the days when parents thumb through their own music collection to find the least-inappropriate music to share with their babies, toddlers and children. No more plopping a kid down on his play mat and tossing a James Taylor or Hall & Oates cassette into the boombox for playtime. Now that we’re plugged into the matrix, we’ve got tons of sources for music these days – and those options also filter down to our young ones (for better or worse).
Today, I’ll take a look at three popular online music streaming services – Pandora Radio, Slacker Radio, and Radiotime.com – and the options that they offer you in the Children’s Music genre.
See how they stacked up after the break.