Update: A study released finds that 38% of children younger than two have used a mobile device, up from just 10% in 2011. The Common Sense Media Research Study revelas also that while total screen time among children younger than 8 is down 21 minutes from last year, time spent in front of mobile devices has tripled, from 5 to 15 minutes per day.
When I was a kid, I used to play recreational games such as piko, tumbang preso, patintero, etc with my friends and cousins outside our house. We played all day and not going to stop unless the moon appeared or when our parents called us to go home. That is why I always wonder if kids nowadays still experience this kind of games inspite of having gadgets to play with.
I pity those kids who were born and raised in a society that conquers by technology. They will never experience such games that will surely help them to sustain a healthy body. They used to play with gadgets such as cellphones, tablets, computers and etc. Thus, those games from the gadgets will not help them to have a healthy life.
Have you ever tried taking away an ipad from a 3 years old? An Ipad is not a babysitter. There are ways that mommies out there should know.
- Parent should enforce separation of baby and a gadget.
- With all that a young child can be doing, learning, creating, why encourage them to zone out?
- Teach your child the alphabet yourself. You don’t need an app for that.