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The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias

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[OT] BabySmash is a Smash!

Ok, so completely off topic for this kind of venue but I love this so much, actually my 7 month old loves this so much, that I have to share it.  I recently tweeted about my seven month old’s infatuation with my laptop, and the fact that he will actually move his walker to a position where he can reach out for one of my computers.  Much to my own personal satisfaction, but even more to the satisfaction of my son, Scott Hanselman responded back (http://www.hanselman.com/babysmash/) that he had an app for that.

Baby Smash is nothing less than brilliant.  It lets infants and toddlers alike interact with the computer in a meaningful manner while preventing damage or exit of the program unless a special key stroke is entered, something I might add would be impossible for a toddler or infant to actually enter as a command based on the random key accesses associated with child play on a keyboard.

Published Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:26 PM by Jonathan Kehayias

Comments

 

Steven Howes said:

you still need to be careful, I have an old laptop with every single key removed.  I gave my son a broken one after he pulled some keys off of a working one.

February 2, 2010 11:11 PM
 

roman said:

That is cool. Enjoy your kid, they grow up way too fast. Can't believe my older daughter will be 18 in three months, I am so not ready for that. And it doesn't seem that long ago that she was 7 months old...

February 2, 2010 11:18 PM
 

Peter said:

I _so_ could have used this several years ago. The only similar software at the time didn't trap the Windows key (or some other special keys) which really didn't keep the PC safe from small hands.

I found kidzcd.com has some useful software / internet stuff for younger kids - lets the browse flash games and videos, but disables navigating off of the pre-set list and disables printing. It's pretty kid safe and my kid had a lot of fun with it during the 2-4 years.

February 3, 2010 9:21 AM
 

Adam Haines said:

This is awesome!!!! I have fallen victim to my 9 month only son's baby bashing too many times.  This looks like the perfect solution for me. Thanks for the post.

February 5, 2010 4:48 PM
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