My son is two and a half. My boyfriend and I will sometimes sit with our son in our laps and go to YouTube and ask him what he wants to see. Usually it's animals, music, or babies. We don't do it every day, or for more than 20 minutes at a time, and we don't plop him down unsupervised with the computer.
He has learned to use the computer fairly well from "helping" us do this. He knows the icon for Firefocx and can double click to open it. He knows how to fullscreen a video, pause it, replay it, or click on another video in the related videos list. If he is tired of watching, he will click the X to close the window.
Personally, I think it's better than watching TV, since being comfortable with computers is a must in today's world, and it's helping his hand-eye coordination.
What do you think? Anyone else's kid enjoy doing this? How old is your child, and how computer-savvy is he/she?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2010 in General Parenting
I am so glad you and your hubby have justified this cause what your doing is the same as watching TV. I have a 2 yrs old also and she doesn't touch the computer EVER. I will put music on and she will dance to it and it's toddler tunes but she isn't clicking here and there. This is just my opinion so take it for whatever it's worth. Oh ya i hope your child doesn't put a virus in your computer.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
So what the hell is your point. I would be far from pound of my child hooked on the computer there is no difference between watching senseless shit on the computer of senseless shit on TV. Teach and do what you want with your child that's why it's your child I just know my child will not be playing around on TV.
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