Mom and Me Computer Games

by Erica Mueller

My child asks at least once a day, “Mommy, can we play the blocks game?” Now, I’m not a gamer, and I spend so much time working at my computer that I normally choose to spend my playtime off-screen, but a couple times a week I’ll oblige and we’ll play Baby Blocks here at 5 Minutes for Mom Games! It’s our Mom and Me Computer Games time!

My son is three. He’s a little young to play the games himself, but he loves to watch me! He’ll cheer me on when I eliminate enough blocks to progress to a new level. He also recognizes the ‘game over’ screen and lets out a big sigh when mommy loses. (stinker) His constant question throughout the game is “Mommy, are we going to get any orange blocks?” Yes, I am that bad. You see, there are about four levels before the game introduces an extra color. I usually lose and have to start over before that level, so seeing the orange blocks is a rare occurrence in this house. I don’t even know if the game gets harder than that, or adds another color…

Play Games with 5M4M Readers!But, playing isn’t about whether I’m good at the game, how many times I win, or beating other people’s scores, it’s about those few minutes when we’re cuddling together on the couch, or he’s on my lap at the table, and we’re playing together. I know these days won’t last long, and soon he’ll be asking to play the games on his own. I’m just trying to enjoy this little bit of Mom and Me time.

Do your kids like to play computer games or play with you? Have you tried the family friendly games on 5 Minutes for Mom?



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A web developer and tech blogger, Erica can be found talking WordPress and tech gadgets at EricaSays.com and offering WordPress and Graphic Design services at TechnoMomDesigns.com. She also owns MomPrepares.com, a blog dedicated to encouraging women to prepare their families for life's unexpected twists and turns. Erica resides in north east Texas with her husband and 2 sons. Follow Erica on Twitter.

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1 Jeannette September 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Our little one isn’t old enough to understand games (he’s 9mos), but he LOVES pounding away at the keyboard. DH found an extra one and lays it in front of his. I walked in the other night to find DH playing a computer game on his keyboard while our son, LB, was sitting in daddy’s lap, watching the screen and pounding away on his own board. It was adorable!

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2 Susan September 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Awwww Jeannette that is so sweet. I think I remember doing a similar thing with Jackson (Janice’s boy) when he was a baby.

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3 Erica Mueller September 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Yes, ours has had his own keyboard for a long time! By age two he’d say he was making a dot-com, or checking Facebook.

Hope you’re getting pictures of those cute moments!

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4 Denise Crosbie September 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

My son is almost 3. I always vowed I would not let him get into “video games”, but it just kinda happened. When the kids nap I’m on the computer working, and when my son wakes up and sees me on the computer he wants to “play” too. I found some fun games at http://www.pbskids.org and there is another site from fisher-price, he really likes the games. They teach him about letters, numbers, using the mouse and keyboard. And like you said, I mostly do it for the snuggle time, haha. I really do feel like it’s quality time for us together.

I’ll definetly be trying your Family Friendly Games at the next opportunity.

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