In responding to current technological developments including gadgets, it’s a good idea to know the right time to give gadgets to your children. The provision of gadgets can be adjusted according to development of the child’s age You, at the age of 5 years you can introduce colors, shapes and sounds. Of course at this age you also have to be able to limit the use of gadgets so that their function can still help you to educate your child.
In addition, the next consideration is that at the age of 5 years, the child’s brain development is optimal if given sensory stimulation which is directly different from children under 5 who are given gadgets, it will have a sustainable impact, especially if not accompanied by parents so that it will have an impact on the lack of interaction with their environment. In the front of the brain has a function to give commands to move the limbs while on the back there is a driving force so that if it can stimulate endorphins, the center of pleasure and comfort, it will make your child addicted to playing with patterned gadgets since the beginning of your child’s development.
Likewise, those of you who have children less than 2 years old are advised not to introduce games from monitor screen types such as laptops, tablet computers or PCs. This is in accordance with research conducted by The American Acedemy of Pediatrics which can be used as a reference that ideally children under 2 years of age should be free from games that involve a monitor screen. Due to the negative impact of giving gadgets is eye health conditions besides radiation from some cellphones or tablet PCs will interfere with your child’s brain development.
Apart from introducing gadgets, sometimes you also ask questions about the right time to give ownership of gadgets to your child. You must consider the age of your child to give the right to own a personal gadget. The results of the research published on the Cashinyourgadgets.co.uk website found that 13% of parents give gadgets to children aged 10 years, while the highest percentage is at the age of 13 years and over around 45%. This can be a reference for parents that giving gadget ownership should not be rushed, but consider your child’s readiness to follow the rules of the game in using these gadgets.
Children who have been introduced and have gadgets should have a limited time using gadgets. Make it a rule to only use gadgets for no more than two hours a day for 5 year olds. Provide understanding and also supervision in the use of gadgets especially when your child is 5 years old. After your child’s pre-teen age, you can provide supervision once a week and provide an understanding of the dangers of excessive use of gadgets that result in alienation from their social environment.