Children need interaction and play with adults and their peers, something which is essential for acquiring developmental and social skills that will enable them to become well-functioning adults.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 22, 2015
“Digital natives” are people who were born and raised in today’s highly digitized society. They started using tablets and smartphones from a very early age, making their early childhood quite different from those of people born before 1990. In the 21st century, children are often no longer using chalk and crayons to draw and paint. Instead, they are now swiping right and left, clicking on buttons on screens and keys on keyboards. eReflect is sharing this video to continue an ongoing conversation common to many new parents on the topic of age-appropriate technology.
As the informative video uploaded last October 2014 by DNews explains, children are immersed in technology these days almost from birth. Even if experts and organizations warn against the use of any screen for babies under 24 months, parents often don’t think it’s valid to equate watching TV with actively engaging with an educational app on a tablet. Many studies have pointed out that children do need almost constant human interaction so that they can develop their language and other conversational skills that include using gestures, tone of voice, and body language. However, technology doesn’t necessarily impede this process. If anything, it can facilitate it, as long as parents are careful to use quality resources and apps. This is a point that eReflect, designer of what many reviewers regard as the best typing software on the market, highlights in this post.
In the video, the emphasis is first on the fact that it’s impossible to keep digital natives away from technology, especially when laptops, tablets, and smartphones are everywhere in homes and public spaces. It’s not feasible to raise children in a tech-free environment, but the reporter also emphasizes the importance of providing the interaction and support children need to receive from their parents when using these technologies.
eReflect believes that technology is an essential and integral part of life in the 21st century. People are required to become proficient in the use of a keyboard, whether they attend learn to type classes or teach themselves the techniques. Good typing skills allow people to use technology efficiently and productively. But it is extremely important that children are also extensively immersed in the real world. Parents shouldn’t allow younger children unlimited screen time, even if it’s with an educational app or typing tutor software. Children need interaction and play with adults and their peers, something which is essential for acquiring developmental and social skills that will enable them to become well-functioning adults.
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About Ultimate Typing™
Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.
Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.