You would be hard pressed to find a kid these days that doesn’t know to
manage a phone or tablet, but how young is too young? Phone games have become a
normal parenting technique used to keep kids occupied when parents want a break.
LiveTribers, how young is too young? Is it okay for toddlers to use iPads to
play games or do you think that’s too young? Should parents rely on
technology to keep kids entertained?
Posted by on 12 Jun 2020
No too young so many "natural",games and more for coordination and learning.
Tech. Isn't going away..so give em the chance of learning kid things.
No as they are to young to realise what they are sending into the internet for
anyone to access and as they are so young they don't need to get addicted to the
ipad as it puts strain on the eyesight and lot's of other negative health
There are a lot of great games for toddlers such as matching games, puzzles,
tracing, counting and story games. I believe it’s up to the parent to choose
games that stimulates a child if they are going to let them use a tablet of any
kind. I do think that a toddlers time on a tablet should be limited.
At Grade 3 (third Year), would be a good age for the tots to start to understand
Better for them to learn ABC... 1.2.3..
Better for them to learn the Colours and what the names of Vegetables and
In this way they may read and count better,
No I pad for little once, children can be occupied with many other activities
like craftworks, fun playing with play dough , sandpit, bubbles , screening
should be very less, talking should be high within family members keep kids
entertain by sharing their stories to them it makes their life better, or else
when we become old they give us tv control watch screening they won't sit back
and speak with parents or give less importance. This is a stage to show them
love and care not to give I Pad for getting relax. Thank you for giving me
opportunity to share my ideas.
Most children are becoming computer literate at an earlier age these days and I
think they should be given access to limited programs under strict parental
controls and not a substitute child minder. .
Definitely not. Screen time is extremely bad for kids. I would say no screen
time till they are 4+. Till then, experience new things, learn to talk and
interact with people. Those are basic survival skills that go a long way.
Definitely NOT. It's bad enough that adults everywhere can't survive without
constantly looking at their devices. Let the toddlers have some normal life
reading books, drawing, doing puzzles, etc. We don't want a generation of young
ones who are all wearing glasses by the age of five and addicted to a device!!
Sure I wouldn't be without my desk computer but I still keep in touch with
reality by reading real (not EBooks) and doing word puzzles.
in a word No, Lots of Parents can't be bothered parenting these days and opt
for technology to keep the kids occupied (as far as I am concerned if you don't
want the responsibilities of parenting, then don't have kids) Keep the
technology away until near school age. No Mobile phones until around 16 except
for security reasons (give them a phone locked to a few numbers & take it off
them when they come home) Let them have a childhood free of technology (except
for school related stuff)
Children grow up too fast these days and there is plenty of time (the future)
for them to learn IT . . . let them be children first ie. run, romp, play,
interact, fall over, climb trees, jump in muddy puddles (thanks Peppa) and learn
to be a person! ! ! Cheers to all the babes and caring parents . . . . j
I think ipads are a problem these days Kids dont talk they dont read books. Some
kids cannot read or spell as when they use an ipad it does everything for them
Hold off let them enjoy being kids go find a creek and catch tadpoles or
crawchie even do some fishing
Blue light is very bad for babies development up to 2. After that age technology
can be introduced sparingly and supervised but traditional play and natural
interactions with other children are better learning tools. iPads should not be
used as a babysitter play toy.
I think it is good for kids to use ipads. It gives them good hand, eye contact
skills and it helps them learn in a fun way. I still think it is good to stop
them from playing sometimes and send them outside to play for exercise too.
We are talking about toddlers, babies that have only just learned to walk so NO!
Please people you are exposing them to radiation, ruining their eyesight and
letting them learn from a device instead of real life. Very harmful I believe.
What kids need is parents that want to be with them at all times, and I mean be
available not a parent who sits on their device and just hands them an ipad to
divert them or occupy them because you cannot talk to them, teach them and give
them the attention they need.
Not until they have learned to go to the toilet, change their own clothes and
numerous other basics of life first, let them explore nature, the real world but
most importantly get real attention and love from the people who say they love
them. Get real people and stop making excuses that then need to learn about
technology at 2, 3 and 4! You are wasting the most important development years
of their life, especially emotionally if the ony rewards the get is from an
ipad! Nip it in the bud early and restrict kids of all ages to how much they use
devices, better for their health and well being in the long run. Wifi's all omit
radiation and this is very harmful to humans but more so for children especially
I have been watching the current generation growing up , and have no issue with
iPads or the capabilities of them. However every day I am more and more saddened
by what children are becoming. in the main I would describe many of them as
obnoxious , badly behaved ill mannered little creatures who know very little
other than what they see and read on wifi, for which I blame their parents and
other peers . To answer the question , NO I would not allow iPads. for
toddlers , parents 'do your job , teach your children the nice things they need
to know and stop relying on technology to do your job for you ! Although I am a
grandmother of four ,and the mother of a daughter 52yrs & a son of 49yrs who is
a large sight programmer and analyst I have witnessed his two boys standard of
learning is very poor and of nowhere near the standard of his at the same age
and to be truthful I believe if this continues the next generation will be
brain dead .
Yes as long it is supervised. Also pending on the apps.There are some very good
educational app's for them to use that help them learn to pronounce words, add
and subtract, etc.
They can be handy when used right, which is today theynshould not be used as a
Yes, denying tech is a part of this world is just setting kids back and avoiding
My child is in yr 5, they have been looking at coding already. They were
touching on it last year.
She has had a tablet since age 4, she still chooses to play outside, to read,
play with toys. Her kindy at the time had iPads. We have had no issues with her
learning or moods and very few rules regarding screens.
Toddlers are so ofay with ipads and there workings by the time they get to Kindy
that it's second nature to them. As this is the way the world is going,
completely digital, I don't think it hurts to let a toddler on the ipad with an
age appropriate activity for a length of time.
Who would know. One lot fewprs say this,and another lot say that. Believe the
experts they say, again and again. A well adjusted child must have outdoor
activities. It is the parents who thought children were a good idea at the time,
now the times have changed and they want the peramitters to change, they want
spare time, not child time. You made a committment to the children in the past,
hold to it. They will thank you for it.
No not at all and I think it's very very bad it's not very good for
socialization they're not babysitters and I have seen children have tantrums
when they're not allowed to have an iPad or phone or tablet I strongly do not
agree really really bad and parents should not rely on these technical objects
to keep their children occupied especially at that age it should be one on one
Yes , they'll need to the way schooling and technology is going, it would
disadvantage them starting Prep/grade one without coordination skills, however I
believe their screen time and set up needs to be carefully looked into; at what
point is it going to affect their eyesight or social skills and outdoor
exploring learning ability/skills. Studies will have to be done first to find
out but the way space exploration is heading and encouraging school children
now, digital technology is a must.
Toddlers should not be using iPads or any electronic device for that matter. It
is purely and simply lazy parenting. Parents should be actively engaging with
their children, reading to them and expanding their minds in other ways. Leave
the electronics until they go to school.
I see children aged 3 and 4 who are given Mobile phone and a Laptop. They have
put the mobile in a sink of dishwashing and smashed screen throwing it. The
laptop I have seen it thrown also. I believe it is what type of children should
be allowed occasionally is ONLY when the parent or parents HAVE TAUGHT THEM
RESPECT for any HUMAN and ANIMAL. With technology the same applies.
As usual it boils down to commonsense parenting and School rules. Thus there
will be doting idiot parents and teachers that once Pandora's Box has been
opened and lack of self discipline on the part of all will result in some users
dumbing down and living life by screen!
As a primary school principal (recently retired) they are a useful learning
tool, as a grandmother of a three year old who turns into a banshee whenever the
tablet is taken off her I have split views on the matter.
Children have to know how to navigate their world and tablets are part of that.
My daughter and son in law had a no screens rule (when their children were born)
until age 5. Let me tell you that didnt last long!