Toddlers are on smartphones who should be playing with rattles, now they’re playing with smartphones with on-screen toddlers who are playing with rattles. The enhancement of technology has enabled people to be with the things that they do not have with them. Get the picture? See the brighter side of things? See how technology enhances the way children develop.
Adapting to Technology
People are usually looking at the downside of technology. They judge parents who let their children use and own their own smartphones, tablets etc. Their mindset is caught up on the traditional side of things, it may be hard for them to be approving of such but millennials nowadays are caught up on the Internet-of-things and it is hard not to be in the flow of technology. Before indulging in the negative impact of technology always see the bright side and adapt. If parents can adapt then the millennials now, can.
Tapping in on development
Children nowadays are usually seen with smartphones and tablets on-hand or in some cases are asking their parents to let them borrow their phones and play with them. It is no surprise that it is a usual sight where children are just tapping away on screens.
The early stages of child development will depend on the things that they see and experience during their young stage. The responsibility that is under all the technological benefits should be considered.
Children who play games often on smartphones are more likely to adapt to the technological advancement the world has to offer. Given this, they should also be able to differentiate things better than those who do not use gadgets at all. The educational value in the games that they play continuously should affect the way they see things positively given enough parental supervision.
There are a lot of things that technology has to offer and one of them is making life easier. The people of today depend so much on technology that living without the internet and gadgets is virtually impossible. In regard to this, if people cannot be live without their beloved smartphones and tablets how much more to the next generation that will the then cultivate what the generation that came before them has planted?
Children who are using technology to their advantage are able to develop skills. These skills are under the flag of technology skills. These skills would include being able to talk about technology, the uses of it and its advantages. Kids who learn to use computers are able to handle input devices such as the mouse and keyboard. Today, it is disadvantageous for a person who does not know how to use a computer, because today almost everything now is driven by technology and the world-wide web.
Balancing the seesaw
Teachers first thought that children would socialize less if they were caught up in the use of technology. Their initial thought about the modern way on this matter was followed up by the opposite of it. In addition, children who use gadgets socialize with people because during the process of learning they ask people for help and in return develop their way of socializing of people. In other words, computers serve as the answer to finding to tutors online. These computers serve as the storage for educational value and therefore serve more positive purposes for children.
Children who use computers are motivated because their on-task behavior is sharpened. Also, children are also given the chance to work on things on their own and at their own pace. With children continuously using computers to study, they are able to access the largest information bank on the web.
It is a given fact that the way technology is ruling the world is mixed with the traditional way of yesterday. How it is shaped depends on how people of today are able to handle the seesaw of positives and negatives. If people are able to see the brighter side of technology, then it is no question that their offspring would be able to handle everything to their advantage. Children today would be able to grasp the things that the millennials of yesterday were not able to do so. If technology is handled responsibly, then the development of children will be not being questioned negatively, as it will become a mainstream scene of better development to children.
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