Jase2985:Geektastic: No kids but if I did I'm not sure I'd want them having anything computer related until they were about 13. What's wrong with books?!
and have them grow up so far behind the 8 ball when it comes to technology?
my 3 year olds daycare use tablets and laptops for education videos and activities. my son know how to use the buttons on the IPad and can use the number pad.
look at jobs these days you need to have computer skills, the sooner you start the better you will be, generally speaking
As someone who grow up with computers, very much connected, I actually have opposite opinions.
Using tablet is not so much of a 'skill' - in fact there are studies out there showing repetitively navigating the tablet will delay brain development/decrease the ability to problem solve. In addition the kids will learn passive social interaction rather than active interaction.
We also see more and more under 6 years old with RSI. Some kids also start bed-wetting from tablet use (yes this is true and i am not exaggerating).
We chose books - mini playground - chalk and board for them to draw - sandpit.
Heck, I even cut down on my gadget usage this days - we have rule not to use our smartphone in front of the kids. It's too often I see kids being ignored while parents were busy checking their phone at the playground. It gives them the wrong message.