You want to check your emails from work and to do that, you need to find something entertaining to keep the kids at bay but within your supervision. You rummaged in our head ways to keep the kids’ attention away from you so you can focus on your work. You might have no babysitter scheduled or an emergency task from work came unexpectedly. Whatever has brought you the situation of having to look out for your kids, you need to find fast solutions in keeping their attention and keeping them still and behaved so you can manage them more easily.DVD cartoon marathon is always a good idea with kids. When kids of ages around five to nine can still be entertained with all the 3D or anime animations and movies available in clear DVDs. Keep a healthy stack locked in your desk so that when situations like this arrives, you have around one or two CDs to put on the player to keep the kids at one place in your entertainment section of the house. The children will probably be thankful for the cartoons they will be watching and be amused by the love-able characters and moving stories of the animation movies. After a few hours, you get your separate work done and can hear all the excited stories from your kids about the movie they watched.Engage your kids in arts and crafts for some time. Look for the some crafts that are safe to do for kids even if they are all alone in doing it. Avoid crafts that involve sharp tools like scissors, cutters, or similar tools to prevent accidents. Clay craft can be done by the kids and keep them preoccupied for a while. Sand artworks can be fun and safe to do. Finger painting with safe and non-toxic paint set is also a classic idea. Provide also an instructional and simple to follow craft book to go along with the tools. Look out for possible mess you have to deal with but you can also involve your kids in the cleaning up process afterwards. Give them an incentive for the best craft or art work that they can come up with. You not only develop their creativity but their friendly competitive spirit as well.Old fashioned card and board games can keep them attentive for hours. Kids nowadays forgot all about the joy of playing with actual board and card games without the use of a game console or computer. Actual game paraphernalia can keep the kids preoccupied and focused in the game they play as they can actually hold the game elements in their hands. They will also have some time offline from their technological gadgets. You can join the kids later to have some real bonding when you are done with your thing.So many kids today have attention problems due to the instant culture that technological gadgets seem to encourage among the youth. For the parents who do not know how kids can be kept attentive these ideas had hopefully enlighten you and gave you an idea on how to keep your children entertained, creative, and bonded for life.
There have been a lot of different mediums for storing video over the years and they just keep getting better and better. For example, the first movies were silent movies because the technology of the time wasn’t capable of encoding sound on celluloid (or reading it off of celluloid either for that matter). In these movies, text was shown on the screen in between shots of the actors to tell the audience what the actors were saying and music was often played along with the movie either by a live piano player or on a record player of some sort. Of course it didn’t take long for movie makers to figure out how to encode sound on celluloid and a new era in film making was born. It would still be some decades though before color was added to the capabilities of video recording, but when it did, it made a huge difference to the quality of the entertainment.Of course technology eventually emerged that allowed people to make their own home movies on 35 millimeter film, but it wasn’t until the invention of the video cassette that consumers really got control over how they recorded and watched video. The video cassette was (and is) basically a reel to reel magnetic tape that’s enclosed in a casing to protect it from damage. The video cassette player turned the wheels and dragged the tape over heads that read the information encoded on the tape and then converted that information into video and audio. Video cassette tapes came in both VHS and Betamax formats, but the principle of how they worked was basically the same. Video cassette technology allowed people to record their own video either off of TV signals or using video cameras. This technology also gave rise to stores that rented and sold movies that were prerecorded on video cassettes.With exception of a little noticed and failed video disc format that used laser technology and that was marketed in the late nineteen seventies, the VHS video cassette format was the dominant technology until nineteen ninety eight when the DVD- or digital video disc- was introduced. The DVD was the successful descendant of the older laser disc format. DVD’s were much smaller than the older laser discs, being the same size as CD’s, and encoded information much more efficiently. DVD’s gradually replaced VHS as the preferred video storage format of consumers.Now, high definition DVD’s are the latest consumer video storage technology. Unfortunately though High Def DVD’s have yet to be accepted by the mainstream because of an ugly war between the two formats that arrived on the scene virtually simultaneously. Both formats are capable of storing huge amounts of data- enough to render an entire full length movie in movie theater quality from a single disc the same size as the older DVD format.There has been speculation that another video storage format could make high def DVD’s obsolete before they really have a chance to take hold. For example, some insiders predict that in the near future people will purchase terabyte sized hard disks that contain a huge number of movie titles. As the owners of these hard disks want to watch the movies stored on them, they can pay a fee to the distributor in order to unlock and view each movie. This would certainly eliminate a lot of the difficulties associated with distributing individual videos, and as surprising as it may seem, current technology is close to being ready for such a development. The Internet is another alternative source of video to look out for.We may be looking at an interesting phenomenon where an entire video storage format becomes obsolete before it gets adopted by the mainstream.