Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How tech savvy are your kids?

Kids today can use a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, Nintendo DS or smart phones just as easily as we used a baseball when we were kids. Is technology good for kids?



Opinions differ on the subject of kids and technology and connectivity. Some feel exposing kids to computers, gaming systems and other high tech devices in the early years, increases intelligence and problem solving skills. Others feel kids need to spend less time with technology and more time with nature.

How technologically savvy are your kids? Do you let them use the computer, Wii, Nintendo DS, MP3 player or your smart phone as often as they want Or do you limit their access to today's technology?

Stay tuned for my next post based on YOUR answers to the tech savvy kids question.

5 comments:

Michelle Shaeffer said...

My kids have access to technology and I make a point to work on teaching them basic computer skills (typing, how to install and work with different programs, etc) because I feel it's valuable knowledge to have in today's world. They've also got MP3 players and gaming systems. But there are limits on how much time they're allowed to spend with it, and what they're allowed to do.

Pam said...

Remember when we grew up, we didn't have any high tech toys. We played outside until we were called in for dinner and/or bedtime!

Brenda Marie said...

Unschoolers, such as myself, tend to have a different outlook on technology. I've seen my daughter learn a whole lot from it so I don't ever limit it but I guess that's where I'm different from most people LOL

rebuildingtori.com said...

We tend to limit our 5 year old's time only because we also want to encourage him to spend as much time outdoors and in the garden as possible. I'm like you, though- we have seen him respond to the use of technology in a very positive way, and anything that he embraces like that which can be used by him as a tool to learn what he wants to know is great in our book.

Pam said...

Thank you Brenda and Tori for your input. It's great to get such useful feedback. Thanks again!

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