The life of a modern person no longer appears without such things as a tablet, phone, computer. Children, watching the lives of adults, begin to be interested in gadgets from diapers: since mom and dad pay so much attention to these things, it means they are really interesting. The attitude of parents to the introduction of gadgets into the life of a child is ambiguous: some actively use them, others persistently try to protect the child from modern trends.
Do not rush to extremes, because the truth, as usual, is somewhere in between. A child is born and grows in the modern world, and modern life places rather high demands on a person. Already in elementary school, the child will need knowledge of the computer, so carefully not letting the child get acquainted with different electronic devices is not very prudent. Uncontrolled use of gadgets by a child also does not lead to good; so gadgets should be in the lives of children, but dosed and under parental control. Let us consider in more detail the pros of using gadgets.
Advantages of using gadgets
- The way to temporarily occupy the child in the “field.” Children have a rather hard time waiting in lines, a long road trip, sitting in traffic jams. Toys, books, markers and a notebook can by no means always be at hand, but adults will not part with the gadgets, and here they will be very useful. A smartphone or tablet with cartoons, games or interesting apps will help to brighten up the child’s weary minutes and hours.
- Gadgets can be viewed not as a means of entertainment, but as a real aid in the development of a child. There are many websites and training applications aimed at developing fine motor skills, reaction, logic, memory, and other important skills. Kids much more like to learn in a playful way, and under the supervision of parents, such classes can be very effective. Even instilling a love of reading is much easier if occasionally reading colorful interactive books. Read about such useful applications here.
- Development of cognitive processes and obtaining new knowledge. Some computer games and applications really contribute to the development of attention, memory, logical thinking, reading, counting, drawing. There are also educational cartoons that allow the child to get new knowledge about the world. The catch is that there are not so many high-quality educational games and cartoons. Most of them only declare a developing effect.
In general, electronic devices have already firmly entered our lives, and it makes no sense to completely prohibit their use to a child. But we must clearly control the time that the kid will spend on interactive entertainment, as well as benefit from children’s educational programs.