This KiddiesGames.com website is the place to find lots of fun, free, online, interactive, educational games for kids to play at the computer.
KiddiesGames.com now also features free tools for teachers or parents to create specialized games for their kids to practise spelling and mathematics.
To use these tools, simply enter your own practise words and specify your criteria, press a button, then print.
The key parenting skill you need to develop when entertaining your new child is the ability to Distract. If they get bored, or scared, or cry for any reason,...misdirect their simple little minds elsewhere. For starters, show them something. Anything.
"Look, a fuzzy tiger."
They will most likely stop crying and evaluate this new information.
"Hmmm, a tiger, I hadn't realized that..."
"Yes, a tiger...look...see the tiger?..."
"Well, (sniffle) my stomach was hurting..."
"I know, I know..."
"But... a tiger, you say..."
"Yes, a tiger. Right here. Here is a tiger..."
It doesn't even have to be as interesting as a tiger. Any physical item that is currently on the planet and within reach will do.
"Look, the cap to Daddy's water bottle...see...plastic...and white...isn't that something? And here are some keys."
They're willing to seriously consider whatever you have to offer.
quoted from "Babyhood" by Paul Reiser of television's "Mad About You", pages 170-171
Small children should be supervised by a caregiver when at a computer,
to ensure no accidents occur that could hurt the child and that no equipment gets broken.