Today, as technology have been developed and the world leading by the touch screen devices, we see how our kids developing differently before as well. We, nowadays, can see kids aged from one year up are very attractive in the touch screen devices and they also sometimes can use it and play some kind of games by themselves and as parents, we sometimes are proud of kids, happy, doubt and admire them on how smart they are, however the those kind of devices can provide kids advantages and disadvantages together.
Most parents think that it is good to allow their kids have a kind of touch devices for them to explore something such as games; it can be very helpful and beneficial for their kid’s development and they allow children to play whenever the kid wants, but less concern about impacting on their kids’ behavior.
So in this post I would like to share with all parents and we can learn together about how we can take advantages of using all types of touch devices in our kids’ future because I see most of the parents do not concern much about this, mostly they gave kid those devices to play. They let kids to play because they do not want kids to be so active around, to bother them or stop kids from doing hard time so they do not care much about what benefits or harm.
What can touch devices provide a benefit?
We all know that some material kids play can bring advantage and disadvantage together and it is the same for the all types of touch devices.
The touch devices can provide kids benefit such as
- Develop the kids’ brain function, remembrance
- Develop kid smarter
- Develop kid in learning something new
- Help us to have time to do something as kid will not come and bother
What can touch devices harm kids?
Adjacently some good benefits for kids from the touch devices, they play, eventually, they can harm kids as well if we do not control right their time or some kinds of game they play, especially their behavior.
- Waste time
- Become games addicted kids
- Kids who like to live alone
- Become disobedient kids and will not listen to us
- Become selfish, I just want to play games
- Become stubborn and difficult kids because they just want their time with games
So what can parents do in order to help kids can take benefits from all kinds of touch devices?
1. Set time properly for kids to play devices
This is very important for us that must set when kids can play games on touch devices and how long can kids spend on playing games at once. Playing games on the touch devices can make kids become very strong addicted and drive kids’ behavior, bad too, so we must control them carefully.
2. Download and install games which are helpful for development for kids
Today you can find, download and install many kinds of application from the Apple store or Play store store, including games, but I recommend parents some kind of games that you can help kids’ development of your touch devices such as English Alphabet phonetic games can help kid learn to say and pronounce ABC… and number, some kinds of puzzle games, coloring, brushing teeth or some kinds that can help kids learn how to write… etc.. You can find those applications just go to Apple or Play store and hid the search button and type “Kid development game” something like this, you will see hundreds of applications come out, then install them. I downloaded and installed a lot kind of those games on my Samsung Galaxy note mobile and my 2 year-old son likes them so much and he can say some English alphabets and numbers now and he is very good at remembering and playing puzzle and matching picture, and he learned to brush teeth from a game too. When he saw that game, it motivated him to do brushing too. He learnt and he applied even my son just recently turn to 2 years.
3. Be supportive when kids do better at helpful games or teach kids to play with helpful games
When you do this it can encourage them to play that game again and again games that are useful. A parent can say “well-done, good job or clap hands” when kids can play some games like puzzle or matching games or what you think it is good for them. And parent can help teach kids such as writing English alphabets, showing them how to write when they struggle with it. My son can write some of alphabets and numbers too.
So these are what I have learnt from my son, I think it is not enough, but it is my experience and I would like to share with everyone and actually I still need to learn in raising kids. So do not let your kids play the touch devices because you had it or just wanted to stop them from their difficult time with us, but think about how to help them develop from those stuffs and do not let them destroy our kids behavior.