Cell phones, hand held recorders, and digital cameras are big with the under three crowd. Toddlers feel a certain glee at being able to change your ringtone, set an alarm to off in the middle of the night, or call someone with the tap of a button.
My Sony hand held recorder is my favorite gadget. I take it everywhere, and of course, have recorded lots of special moments. The recorder's hold switch locks the unit doing whatever it was doing, one reason why it's a perfect gadget for grandaughters Grayson and Avery to play with. Can anyone tell me why toddlers turn handheld devices over and over and over? Do they think whoever is making the sound is going to fall out? As Anne blogged about earlier, Grayson visited Camp Toad Hall week before last.
On the living room floor, laughing and playing, I figured this was as good as any time to record her happy voice, and so I gave her my Sony. Locked in "play" mode, Grayson looked quizzically at the recorder, hearing her cousin saying what every dog says, "Huff, huff, huff, huff, huff, huff." And yes, she turned it over and over and over as if expecting a little Avery (or a little dog!) to fall out.
Grayson moved on to riding her little red Fire Truck that makes lots and lots of pre-recorded sounds at the tap of a button. Then we moved on to blocks, reading, and then we went for a wagon ride.
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