photo from Giggles
My daughter loves to touch the keys on my computer and poke at the screen. She really gets into it, which can sometimes be a problem if I'm working on something important. When she was about 6 months old, she pulled the "caps lock" key off my husband's computer and it cost $150 to get it repaired. Not so cute.
I just came across this software for babies called Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby Software.
It's a program/game for babies 6 to 36 months that you load onto your computer. As soon as you launch it, it locks out the rest of your computer and protects your files so baby can't harm them. Then your baby can play away. When he touches any key, the Giggles program will run—there's music and activities, and depending on which version you get, there are shapes, colors, animals, or letters.
There are four titles to choose from: My Animal Friends, Shapes, ABC's and 123's, and Nursery Rhymes. Each one costs $19.99, and works for PC Windows and MACs (some come in both English and Spanish). Buy them at Giggles.
It seems like a fun, educational way for my baby to play on my computer, although it doesn't really solve the problem of her ripping off keys or drooling all over the keyboard.
How about you? Is this something you would buy for your baby? Or are you keeping your computer to yourself?