Did you get to see the Youtube video of a 1 year old trying to use a magazine like an ipad? To some it might be cute, but I found it a little bit scary.
I know that technology is all around us, and I also know that it is really useful. My personal view is that really young ones don’t need to be using it. From everything I have read, children under two shouldn’t be exposed to any screen time whatsoever. This includes computers, phones, tablets, handheld games, dvds and even television.
I live in a household where many of these things do exist and it is hard to minimise any active or passive exposure to them, especially the television.
I don’t have a problem with children learning about and using technology, but surely they can wait until they are pre-schoolers. In the meantime, what’s wrong with play-dough, crayons, books (the ones with paper pages) and playing outside or in the sandpit?
Maybe I am a bit old fashioned. When do you think kids should get into the high tech toys?0 comments