Say goodnight to boredom of 'Goodnight Moon'

  • Article by: JEFF STRICKLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 26, 2012 - 2:37 PM

The classic children's book now has an app.

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DanteNov. 26, 12 9:08 PM

Lazy parents rejoice! Why read to your children when one can push "play" and go check e-mail?

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odinmanNov. 27, 1210:10 AM

I read this story over and over to all my kids at their request. Yeah, it got boring...even bordering on torture. But man, I really miss those days.

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kleinerpNov. 27, 1210:31 AM

Pathetic-now parents don't have to even read to their kids, and the results, unfortunately, are showing up at school. Lazy/self centered parenting rears its ugly head again.

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Doctor2Nov. 27, 1211:16 AM

You mean that for 5 bucks I can give up yet another opportunity to react with my kids? That is right up there with buying them dinner as McD's Dining Club so they can run over to play on the playground equipment rather than having a discussion at the table. Hot diggety! Sounds great to me! Not!

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stmosquitoNov. 27, 12 2:24 PM

Boring? Seriously? Both of my boys LOVED that book - the rhymes and trying to find the mouse never got old! When it comes to board books and reading to small children, it's not about keeping the parents entertained. Kids love the simplicity and the repetition - it's how they learn language. Maybe more parents should read the handouts pediatric clinics give out at well child checks (known as Owner Manuals at our house) - these clearly explain what a child gains developmentally from the simple books they tend to love and want read to them over and over. Maybe this is why both of my boys were early talkers with vocabularies that far exceeded what was expected at various milestones and why my oldest is at the top of his 4th grade class in reading. Please people - read to your kids!

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mnmaggiemnNov. 27, 12 2:54 PM

For one low payment of $5 you too can reject your kids at bedtime! Pathetic society we live in. mosquito is right, it is not about entertaining the selfish parent, its about the kids. And we wonder why we have desensitized, hostile, lasy kids that just dont care? Honestly when I read this it made me sick.

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Cindyr73Nov. 27, 12 9:54 PM

I wonder if the author has children; what kind of quality time they spend at bedtime. "Ok, kids, let's pick our book on tape; Daddy has other stuff to do. Turn the lights out and tuck yourselves in when you're done, goodnight!" The time that our children spend as - children - is fleeting; I treasure every night with my little girl, and hold the recent memory of reading to my school-aged boy dear in my heart, which makes the reading to my little girl all the more dear to me. Besides, we can use our imagination and make the story tell us whatever we want; how can that ever get boring?

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sunscreen101Nov. 28, 1210:58 AM

Get with the 21st century, parents. The Goodnight Moon app isn't meant to REPLACE reading to your kids yourself. You have a choice here, and let's face it; some parents may welcome an occasional respite. Think of your kids in addition to yourselves too: they will increasingly live in an interactive world, and apps like GNM can help acclimate them gently to this new reality.

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ers468Nov. 29, 12 3:05 PM

That's the problem; nothing in the 21st century cannot replace the interaction between a growing child and a loving parent just for a "respite"; There are some things technology can't replace!

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