Is Your Toddler Better at Technology Than You?

Is Your Toddler Better at Technology Than You?

Julia Cho
Jun 29, 2010

Yesterday while at the dentist's office, our 21 month old hit something on the TV remote and brought up a menu we couldn't figure out how to get rid of. We asked the question, "What did you push?" rhetorically, but she immediately pushed it again and fixed the screen. And this is just a simple television:

Is it frightening you or making you proud how quickly your toddler can figure out technology that you can't? We know all things technology are the real toy of choice of toddlers (and babies too), and so it's not really any surprise that they'd get good at it. And if you've got the technology around, there's probably not too much you can do about it.

A few articles on toddlers and technology we found thought-provoking:

The Bad Moms Club highlights a video of a toddler playing with an iPad.

The Children of Cyberspace: An interesting article in the NY Times about the quickening pace of generational gaps, even between older siblings and younger siblings as the pace of technology picks up.

An article about the UK's targets for toddler technology and how too much screen time introduced at earlier developmental stages may have negative effects.

How do you handle technology around your toddler? What are your limits/boundaries or do you encourage technology even at a young age?

(Image: The Bad Moms Club)

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