Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 20, 2015

The iPad And Your Kid: Digital Daycare, Empowering Educator, Or Something Bad?

The debate on how tablets and other digital devices impact children continues. This study seems to echo the idea that these devices can certainly serve as learning tools for even very young children, but use should be regulated and they shouldn’t be "digital pacifiers."

Young children are captivated by contingency. They are fascinated by the iPad in the same way they enjoy throwing toys on the floor (after you’ve picked it up the hundredth time!). They see something happen as a result of their behavior. And unlike the action and reaction of a traditional computer, using an iPad is much more intuitive. Anyone with a finger can do itآ—literally even a baby.