We live in a world of iPads, flat screen televisions, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, electric cars, the Internet.
Our children are growing up in the fast-moving digital age.
Our children are growing up watching television, loving shows like Barney, Sesame Street, Baby Einstein, Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants and many more. They’re growing up learning the alphabet with Elmo using the iPad. They’re growing up learning to use a smartphone before they can even talk.
There is much dialogue about the extent of technology our children are immersed in, whether voluntarily, as permitted by their parents, or involuntarily, where they’re surrounded by these things when they go to school, to a mall, or even, their friends’ homes. (more…)
This week’s question came from one of our writers, Dee Harlow, who asked…
“What, if any, TV or video programming did you first introduce to your child(ren) and how old were they?”
Here are what some of our World Moms had to say…
Allison Charleston of New York, USA writes:
“Sesame Street when Chase was 13 months old – well really just the last 20 minutes of Sesame Street . . .Elmo’s World.”
Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“We started watching, well actually listening to, Baby Neptune and Baby Galileo when my son was a baby. The music was so relaxing it just helped set a peaceful environment.” (more…)