My wife bought an almost new O2 Atom and started in explore with its endless possibilities. She compressed children shows and saved them into it... why?... So that its an entertainment for the kids on the go.
My younger princess is rather restless when we take long trips on the train, but now she can sit watch her favorite shows and stay quiet.
I've seen parents bring along a portable DVD player and set it on the table in front of their kids, in a restaurant and the kids glued their eyes to the set throughout the mealtime.
I really don't agree to that kind of table manners... no communication, no interaction... meal time is a very good way of learning the art of conversation and get to know family, they shouldn't let kids watch TV... on the table... *sigh...*
Eating well is important but exercising is just as important too.
Isabel is very good in hanging on the bar, she can almost do chin-up without assistance. I started training her when she was 3 months old, at 6 months, she is able to hang on to my thumbs for a minute... in mid-air.
But I was not able to train Ally as she had a heart operation when she was 2 days old. But some how she is almost as strong as the sister, just can't hold on as long as her.
I think I also need to workout again, this picture makes me a little flabby...
Anyway... I heard that letting kids walk on balancing beam help them to find their sense of balance... and Ally enjoy doing it too.
Next time I'll post those pictures of how I trained Isabel... not for people with weak heart :)