Do you think children under 10 should have an iPad?
Many educational applications are available on an iPad for young children that will teach them skills.
I believe that children under 10 should not have any electronic device of their own, except maybe a mp3 player, then it should be monitored. Children this age should be playing outdoors and learning the basics of childhood companionship. If they want to us mother or fathers electronics then they may have a timed session on them. Electronics for the younger children are what is keeping them inside and leading to obesity. Get them outside and with other children. Soon no one will know the art of talking with each other, like we don't know the art of letter writing and thank notes.
No, I'm of the old school. Paper, crayons, and pencil, read a book, and go outside to play.
Too young to be enjoying such expensive electronics. My own teens even can't cope up with maintaining their electronic gadgets in their proper conditions. So I am done buying them techno stuff. They will have to save up to earn themselves one so they would give more care to it of its value.
Motivate the kids in bringing out the creativity skills in them by exposing them to art, music, writing, home crafts and activities they would surely enjoy. Invite your kid's few best buddies and supply them with tools that would keep them active, busy and become creative before or after a moment of play. Do some educational contests at home and be ready for rewards. Provide healthy little snacks to go with their creativity, alertness and enthusiasm.
Absolutely not. Teenagers are becoming so spoiled because of all the electronics they are handed like it's a must-have. When pre-teens/tweens are handed such devices, it only gives them the opportunity to become dependent at an even earlier age on those electronics and to feel they are entitled to the latest greatest electronic thingamajig (bet you haven't heard that word in a while!) as soon as it hits the store shelves.
How many kids today can figure out a complex math problem the way we had to figure it out? Without electronic toys and gadgets, many of them would fail math. How many kids today could successfully write a research paper if they had to do it the old-fashioned way?
Ipads may have educational apps but the development - healthy development of young children is seriously at risk because they are not engaging in free and creative play, learning how to be resilient, and being able to explore things in their own way. No No No.
I do agreed with most of you that it may not be a good idea to have iPad at that age.
They may use them in school but not having one themselves as children should be exploring stuffs in real life instead of relying on electronic alone.
No, I don't. Children spend too much time with eyes on TV and electronic devices. They miss the things that happen around them including the beauty of nature and skip the benefits of exercise and imaginitive play.
children under 10 should not be given with gadget like iPad because it will adversely affect their natural growth and development.
I don't think they should and it's not just the iPad, it's the regular cell phone and portable playstation and the likes... too much technology, too early, it's bad for their health, it's bad for their social skills,I never had none of that growing up and I turned out fine... Meanwhile, I've seen the strangest things: for instance at my children day care center a boy maybe 3 or 4 years old took one of those Nintendo's the other day and was flashing it to the other kids... I mean, really, what are the parents thinking and at 3 or 4 years old...
Thanks for all these responses. I cannot agree more that children should be creative in other ways than merely using technology.
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