Just Another Screen
Submitted by Timothy Morey
My 7 tear od daughter is nuanced in her use of tablets. She likes to watch kid movies on Netflix, enjoys talking books, and plays games. But the iPad only hold her attention for an hour or so before she wants to play outside, draw, or read. She is also as likely to reach for a (non-touchscreen) computer.
Now that she can read, she has mastered the search fields in Netflix, YouTube and the AppStore. Her 5 year old brother is more tech savvy, but they join forces to find new games and apps. They learned how to unlock the tablets/phones in our house early on. My last line of defense is the app download password.