Originally Posted by Quirkygirl
Aggggghhhhhh parents please, this is not not not good! Yes it is the technology they will be using in the future, but leave it in the future. I am parent to a 3 year old daughter and my husband downloaded games from app store with blocks etc, farm animals I wasnt thrilled but yes at times it was great. However recently I have read some really frightening studies about radiation and under no circumstances should we be giving our little ones phones to play with, The radiation form phones is very dangerous to all esp children. Another issue is the overuse of these games, Children should be allowed to develop ways to sooth and entertain themselves,without needing phones/ computer games etc.What about reading a book, playing a puzzle, colouring a picture. I carry a few little things like this everywhere I go. games are very one dimensional and they do limit kids language development.
Overuse? I mentioned that little fella watches Bob the Builder for 10 minutes on my phone. He would have to be physically glued to the phone for it to affect him. Radiation problems (if they exist) are associated with holding a phone up to your head for long periods of time. Can you post links to those studies, because I'd be really interested in reading them? If it's more than scaremongering, I'll certainly take it on board.
The other issue is that it's not either/or. Don't assume that a parent who lets their child use a phone/tablet is not providing other sources of play! My fella absolutely loves books, blocks and other toys and spends the vast majority of his time standing around a farm table with animals and tractors. My phone is simply another toy to him, which is damn useful when I need 10 minutes
It's like everything else with small kids - moderation and regular changes in activity.