Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ten Years of TriPlatts: Top 3 Electronics

My triplet children, aka the TriPlatts, celebrate their birthdays on March 13. I'm taking a "family" departure in the editorial realm the next few days. Thus, I'm taking ten days plus the last one, that March 13, to reflect on ten years with John, Brynley, and Brooks. I'm doing it to document those first ten years worth of memories, but I hope to share some entertaining thoughts along the way.

More to learn on here than just standing up.

This reflective blog series is turning more into a "Recommendations of a Triplet Dad" piece instead.  Here's three more.

Stand Up Tables:  I don't remember what it was called.  It only was needed for a few months, but it was probably the most important electronic device for teaching my triplets.  The table was designed to help them learn to stand up.  It did that and more.

It also had music and things to turn.  They learned how to use their hands and their minds too.  These were worth every penny.

Electric Chairs:  They weren't actually called this, but I called them electric chairs.  They were vibrating bouncy chairs that helped infant babies sit up and occupy themselves.  As crawling became popular in the Platt household, the bouncy chairs kept them happy and contained so I didn't have kids in three different directions.  Own a trio, triplet parents.  Own a trio of them.

Leapfrog Leapsters:  Ready for preschool?  Though electronics are a small, small part of the mix, I found one electronic that helped.  At age 5, it was time for Leapfrog Leapsters.  Like pretty much everything, we needed three.  Most games, though, you only needed one.  These were great learning tools.  They learned how to use electronics (that's a useful life skill indeed) but also learned more on their alphabet from these devices than anything happening.

The first two gave us sanity.  The last one gave them an edge in learning.

Tomorrow:  Top 3 Baby Proofing Devices

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