Do You Have a “Tech Tot”?
Weâ€™ve all heard it before, â€śKids grow up so fast.â€ť These days it seems as though itâ€™s happening faster than ever. Many are logged on and tuned in, making for a generation of what I like to call â€śtech tots.â€ť In fact, some new research claims that by the time they turn four, nearly half of all American kids will have already used a smart device like a tabletÂ for kids. I guess you can just call it a sign of the times, but is it also a case of too much too soon? Not for a lot of companies that have bought a one way ticket to toddler technologyville. In fact, the â€śkiddie tabletsâ€ť are expected to be one of the hottest gifts for the holiday season.
While I wouldnâ€™t invest in one of these â€śkiddie tablets,â€ť I have to say I donâ€™t see anything wrong with little ones getting a little tech savvy. A lot of these tablets have some good learning games. Iâ€™ve always heard about how American kids lag behind kids in other countries when it comes to education. So, if thereâ€™s Â a way to help make kids smarter and teach them while having some fun, then why not? Donâ€™t we want our kids to be as smart as they can?
If you havenâ€™t been able to tell, I allow my three-year-old daughter to play with my iPad and iPhone. I have to say she can work them better than some adults. It seems as though sheâ€™s actually learning something too. If modern technology can help educate our kids, whatâ€™s so wrong with that?
Do you allow your tots to play with technology? Do you think they are too little for technology?
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