The development of technologies provokes a lot of arguments as for their benefits and harm, and the most favorite topic to discuss is the influence they have on children. There’s even no need to read reliable sources to understand that smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets cause addiction, distract kids from study, worsen their communication skills, and have a number of other negative effects. But if we try to consider the other side of the coin, we can find out the ways in which modern gadgets can benefit young generation, and here are some of them.
Develop Fine Motor Skills in Young Children
If your little one is curious about everything that surrounds him, and he can use not only your tablet but even a 4K touch screen monitor at the age of 2, you can be sure that his fine motor skills benefit from touching small icons, moving them from one corner of the screen to another, and playing learning games you can install for your little explorer. By the way, according to scientific research, well-developed fine motor skills determine kid’s predisposition to Maths abilities at elementary school.
Broaden the Horizons
Children are curious by nature, and once they have a gadget that can help them explore the world, they will definitely use it to achieve their aim. Young children will use the Internet to watch favorite (luckily, often educative) cartoons. Moreover, with voice controls on the majority of modern gadgets, your kids can be interested in using this option, too. And to succeed, they’ll need to make up phrases and pronounce them properly so a gadget can understand the request. Thus, language skills are also developed while using smart gadgets. As for schoolchildren, they can search for information they are interested in and learn to process it. Yet, you shouldn’t forget about parent control apps that will prevent your child from coming across inappropriate content on the web.
Prepare for Real Life
Whether we like it or not, the future is in technologies and AI. Taking into consideration this fact, giving your kid a chance to use smart gadgets in the early age, you help him/her feel confident in our fast-developing world. Who knows, maybe your curious explorer will become the most famous IT specialist one day thanks to the ability to use modern technologies right now.
As you can see, technologies can be quite beneficial for your children. However, you should keep in mind that using smart gadgets shouldn’t be an uncontrollable process. Discuss with your kid the amount of time he/she can spend on the Internet a day, offer your kid games you think will be useful for his/her development, and try to use gadgets together so you can not only control your kid but also have fun together.