It's no secret that children watch more television and parents usually have to go to their little ones to find out how our newest gadgets and devices work. On Jan. 17 Huffington Post published an article with a more updated study on children and technology and TV watching. Child psychologists all over the United States are now saying that it isn't the amount of technology and TV time that kids are getting, it's the type.
Ipads and technological devices have long proven that they do well for children with learning disabilities and it is now showing that children in general are all benefiting from the use of technology in the classroom. Many teachers and parents have started using children's television programs such as "Sesame Street," "Dinosaur Train," and "Dora the Explorer." The largest section in Apple's app stores are those for preschool and toddler learning. There are nearly 550,000 apps to teach young kids a wide range of things from colors, shapes, numbers, the alphabet, and more.
Even video games can be seen as more than just a waste of time once you consider all the aspects of it. Not only is the child learning valuable hand/eye coordination, but they are expected to learn logic, how to follow a story line, problem solving skills and tenacity. If they don't have instructions then they have to figure out for themselves.
Physiologists are suggesting that when it comes to television watching and video games, simply think of the child's age before allowing screen time.