Toddlers and tablets
Toddlers who received tablets for Christmas have certainly discovered the magic of a swish across the screen.
And that’s fine, as long as iPad minutes add to the total time a child spends with mom and dad. In my observations, too often a young child grabs a screen and hunkers down, alone in his tech silo.
Even though iTunes now offers more than 700 apps for children, including those for infants 0-2.5 years old, we simply don’t know how tablet time will impact a young child. So until we have conclusive research, talk with your child while the two of you build with actual blocks, not virtual blocks on a screen.