TODDLERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Apr 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Apr 12, 2016 | Miscellaneous | 0 comments

 TODDLERS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

SHOULD TWO YEAR OLSD AND YOUNGER USE TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS I PADS AND I PHONES

Hook sentence: it is important to remember that whereas I pads can be an ideal tool to stimulate children, they cannot be a substitute to proper parental interaction and care.

Thesis: continued exposure and use of I pads among two year olds has led to deterioration of skills such as social interaction and relationships; and a decrease in intelligence levels.

Topic sentences:  how I pads harm the development of your toddler.

  • Managing the use of I pads to the benefit of your toddler

Arguments

  • The use of I pads among toddlers limits their physical activity. Because they spend time interacting with the tablet, they do not engage in games, running around and basic childhood activities. This severely limits their physical development. The new generation of children suffers from various lifestyle diseases at an early age such as obesity and diabetes because of the lack of physical exercise.
  • Whereas I pad applications can help entertain the child, they lack the basic intelligence skills from games such as Lego’s and Stakes. Each of these games is designed to evaluate and improve particular skills in the toddler and especially the creativity level. I pads are designed for adults not children.
  • The American pediatric institution recommends that children below the age of two should have minimized interaction with tablets and other screen gadgets. Continued exposure according to the association stifles their own development of particular skills.

Conclusion

Parents and guardians are often tempted to calm their toddlers with I pads and tablets. However, research has shown that continued exposure to these gadgets leads to stunted emotional development and poor control mechanisms in the children at an older age. While, I pads are not completely bad, their use should be limited when it comes to toddlers and where possible completely done away with.

REFERENCES

Guernsey, L. (2015, April 13). Babies Need Real Interaction. The New York times

Palladino, L. J (2015, April 13). Avoid Screens For Children Under Two years of Age. The New York times

Young . D(2015, April 13). Technology Can Stimulate Infanat Brain. The New York times