Skip to comments.Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry
Posted on 12/28/2013 10:45:05 AM PST by upchuckEdited on 12/28/2013 11:48:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them.
And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried.
Since navigating a tablet generally doesn't require the ability to type or read, children as young as toddlers can quickly learn how to stream movies, scroll through family photos, etc.
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>>You’re doing a disservice to your children if so. <<
Because Playstations and laptops were so successful in child-rearing.
I remember “tablet” was a common synonym for “pill”. The pharmaceutical industry still uses the term, too.
What would we ever do without experts?
Those look like Sumerian Tax Records.
That looks like the new Windows 8 interface!
:) I thought about putting something snarky like that in reply number one but figured if I didn’t, one of you would. Thanks.
It’s the Babylonian Revenue Service Cuni Form. :)
iPads are wonderful potty training tools, and with Netflix my kids can watch old cartoons. I can’t stand “learning” cartoons that dominate TV.
“even a 3-year-old can master them”
even some 3 year old can learn how to use them adequately enough to amaze the adults who never bothered to learn how to use one.
They aren’t kidding about 3 year olds being able to master them. I watched my granddaughter, who just turned 3, turn on her mother’s tablet, navigate to Netflix, call up her own watchlist, and start watching her favorite movie. Blew me away.
Yeah I bought my grandkids (then 3, 3, and 5 yrs old) iPads 2 yrs ago. I’m ambivalent on the outcome.
I think being a parent in the internet age is more difficult in some respects than before.
Tablets are for information “consumers”.
Well, I was concerned about tablet use, but now that the experts have weighed in, I feel much better about letting my children have one. LOL
Most things in life are simple: all things in moderation.
The big problem is that the kids spend way too much time sitting on their butts with all their electronic devices.
In this case, Momma imposes some very discrete time allocations.
My then-3yo was learning algebra and programming with one. It’s not the tool, it’s what you do with it.
Looks like a primitive Rubic’s Cube
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