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2.5 Year-Old Uses iPad for the First Time

This video has been circling the web the last few days… a young girl is frenetically working an iPad supposedly for the first time. She never pauses on anything for more than a split second. What do you think? Does this frighten or excite you?

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Eisce

Years of research have proven cognitive development is impaired when children under the age of 3 years view screens instead of hands on learning. Once cognitive development is impaired, the human mind can not regain these stages of learning. The mind will be at a loss of those important skills forever. Although it is debated, many believe the extreme increase in learning disabilities can be attributed to the specific loss of hours in cognitive development of infants and toddlers.

Besides learning disabilities, what other detrimental human loss will be an outcome of technology savvy toddlers? Innocence is already an extremely undervalued commodity of the modern age. Information at your fingertips is an every moment reality for babies, toddlers and children. Pacifying through stimuli is a parental need to control time and development rather than submit to the schedule of learning and interacting that is miraculously dictated from day one of birth.

Eisce

Years of research have proven cognitive development is impaired when children under the age of 3 years view screens instead of hands on learning. Once cognitive development is impaired, the human mind can not regain these stages of learning. The mind will be at a loss of those important skills forever. Although it is debated, many believe the extreme increase in learning disabilities can be attributed to the specific loss of hours in cognitive development of infants and toddlers.

Besides learning disabilities, what other detrimental human loss will be an outcome of technology savvy toddlers? Innocence is already an extremely undervalued commodity of the modern age. Information at your fingertips is an every moment reality for babies, toddlers and children. Pacifying through stimuli is a parental need to control time and development rather than submit to the schedule of learning and interacting that is miraculously dictated from day one of birth.

lab

What research? Are you sure you aren't talking about research done in regards to watching a TV screen? You should state what research you are talking about when you make these blanket statements. Learning disabilities? You really need to state your research because I think you are making ridiculous statements. Learning disabilities are just that....disabilities. Not side effects.

lab

What research? Are you sure you aren't talking about research done in regards to watching a TV screen? You should state what research you are talking about when you make these blanket statements. Learning disabilities? You really need to state your research because I think you are making ridiculous statements. Learning disabilities are just that....disabilities. Not side effects.

Anonymous

It's not only irresponsible, it's uncreative. The experience to be had with an iPad or a computer is just so much less imaginative and beneficial than building with Legos or playing outdoors. When I was a child we didn't experience this state of "boredom" that children like this poor girl are raised to feel whenever they lack sufficient stimulation. Is it harmful to her cognition or will it cause her development to be impaired? I don't know. What I do know, though, is that it's just unnecessary to waste the money and resources on something that only serves to replace more beneficial and creative alternatives.

Anonymous

It's not only irresponsible, it's uncreative. The experience to be had with an iPad or a computer is just so much less imaginative and beneficial than building with Legos or playing outdoors. When I was a child we didn't experience this state of "boredom" that children like this poor girl are raised to feel whenever they lack sufficient stimulation. Is it harmful to her cognition or will it cause her development to be impaired? I don't know. What I do know, though, is that it's just unnecessary to waste the money and resources on something that only serves to replace more beneficial and creative alternatives.

Leigh Ann

Dear "Anonymous"....did you ever think that maybe you can have BOTH???
My 2 1/2 year old daughter can use an iPad and can also play in the sand box for an hour using her imagination and one old plastic shovel. The iPad doesn't replace creative alternatives....it fosters the creativity that children already have instilled in them. What you describe is bad parenting. You have no idea what that parent in the video does with his daughter/kids outside of the iPad. "Irresponsible"???? Please, give me a break!!!!

Leigh Ann

Dear "Anonymous"....did you ever think that maybe you can have BOTH???
My 2 1/2 year old daughter can use an iPad and can also play in the sand box for an hour using her imagination and one old plastic shovel. The iPad doesn't replace creative alternatives....it fosters the creativity that children already have instilled in them. What you describe is bad parenting. You have no idea what that parent in the video does with his daughter/kids outside of the iPad. "Irresponsible"???? Please, give me a break!!!!

daithio

It demonstrates where the intelligence range of the typical iPad user lies. It's a toy for those with a mental capacity of a 2.5 year-old. March on the ADD generation.

daithio

It demonstrates where the intelligence range of the typical iPad user lies. It's a toy for those with a mental capacity of a 2.5 year-old. March on the ADD generation.

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