How often do you see a toddler in a stroller on the metro or waiting in line at the grocery playing on his mother’s smart phone? It may seem strange (or dangerous) for these little hands to be holding an expensive device, but what if he’s actually learning or developing from this interaction?
A New York Times blog post entitled “Are Apps for 3-Year-Olds Really Educational?” started an online discussion on what apps mean for kids. The post stated almost 50% of families with incomes more than $75,000 had downloaded apps specifically for their young children to use.
Are they learning hand-eye coordination? Is it better than watching TV? Let us know what you think, and we’ll follow up with a list of fun apps for your kids in our next post!