I've long had a quarrel with the build a better baby mentality that consumes so many parents. Newsweek had an interesting article just last week on the billion dollar smart baby type toys. Studies are showing that they're worthless. But that's a different matter.
I agree! I always emphasized on creativity as opposed to playing with
"smart toys". My daughter was mostly outside and looked for useful
"toys" in tree branches, soil, water and pine cones. She built a "fort"
in the nearby woods with whatever she could find, and it was quite
presentable. She observed the snails, worms and other insects outside
and was faszinated. Dolls etc. were really useless in our house, too boring
If Mo loves music, you should encourage that. Learning notes is far more
difficult than the alphabet. He knows already how to read and if he's
reading at home, there is no need to pressure him at school.