There seems to be no escape!
We are raising kids in a world that is now slowly but surely becoming completely smart. Let’s face the fact that this is the generation that is literally born with a smart gadget in their hands. They have adapted themselves so well to keying in and on to them that it surprises me how it comes to them so naturally.
The downside is obvious!
I am a paranoid mother as far as extension of screen time goes. So, the secret I think is in striking the right balance.
That is why I love toys that blend the two worlds for them. They should be toys but they should have the device feel around them.
I remember seeing this hilarious experiment with a two-year-old baby girl where she is on one hand given a colorful toy and on the other side a dull and boring looking device. All the five times she dumps the colorful toy for the device. This said so much about the kids of today. If you are looking to fill the vacuum in your home I strongly suggest that you check out starwalkkids.com.
The problem is not about gadgets per se and their high usage, the problem lies in being passive observers. If there is a toy that can engage the children to create something out of it and yet give them a feel of technology around it; nothing like it at all!!
Grab those toys:
These are the things that will inspire the child to imagine and to create something out of nothing. There are so many toys that can actually pique their imagination and let them become creators. As parents, guardians and as caretakers it is our duty that we let them become creators of such future technology and not limit them to being consumers of such goods only.