Baby And Gadgets – Looking For Balance
It is difficult to imagine a modern mother without gadgets at hand. But then a baby was born ... Do you need to get rid of your electronic assistants as much as possible?
Today, almost all the pedagogical failures of a modern child can be attributed to gadgets: from his dislike of reading to communication problems. However, in most cases, it is still too primitive view at the issue and the play on parental fears. All kinds of electronic devices are part of our life and modern culture. A child should be taught life in this world, and not create an artificial vacuum, especially if you are uncomfortable in it.
Gadgets are our assistants and advisers at the same time. They make our life easier, more interesting. And the birth of a child is not a reason to get rid of electronic devices. Moreover, thanks to them, you could look into the future and imagine how your baby will look like using modern applications on smartphones.
When you do not need to protect your child from a smartphone
Imagine, invent your own. The main thing is that the smartphone and other gadgets do not become an excuse to disconnect from the baby. Even if you are urgently looking for advice on the Internet about the process of introducing complementary foods, continue to communicate with the child, tell him what you are doing.
When to put your phone aside
Gadgets should not penetrate only that part of the baby’s life that is associated with intimate moments of communication with living people. And the point is not in the gadget, but in the fact that the attention paid to it is very important for the crumbs - not passive, but active, with emotional inclusion. Here are some points that should not be diluted or replaced with seductive devices.
When is it better to refrain from gadgets
That's exactly what you should not do is give the baby a smartphone or tablet so that it lags behind you. It does not bear any educational value for the baby, and even if he remembers any pattern randomly poking a finger at the touchscreen, the benefit from this will be minimal.
So, you don’t need to create an artificial world without gadgets. Just do not lose contact with the baby when you turn to the gadget on any business, turn off the phone to be in close contact with the baby, and do not replace the tablet with real games and toys. This will help your child develop normally in the modern world.