Electronic And Technological Toys: When Can Infants And Children Get To Use Them?
Toys are part of the children’s universe and this is indisputable. Babies begin to develop the perception of the world for three months, and it is important for parents to stimulate and also to entertain children to start giving them the first toys of their lives. At this stage, the objects usually chosen are those of plush, colored mobiles and that play music or have lights, as they catch the attention of babies, making them clear the visual, auditory and tactile senses.
When they are older, in the sit-and-crawl phase, around five or six months, they begin to enjoy toys that stimulate the motor coordination: blocks of inserts, mounting stones, houses with geometric pieces, or other toys that also if they move they emit sounds that mimic car horns, animal sounds or even play classical music.
However, in recent times, babies and children walk very early because of the various technological stimuli that surround them. Playing only with the objects traditionally designed for them, these do not always arouse in children the interest initially designed by parents and manufacturers.
That is why, increasingly early on they are playing with their parents’ technological devices. Even television sets, which in many cases play the role of electronic nannies, have lost their turn to cell phones, computers and tablets. The toy-making market has already realized this and has invested heavily in trying to reproduce toys that have some of the technological functions of the gadgets coveted by children according to Estaterealest.
More and more technological, they want at any cost to tinker with the devices that arouse them a distinct curiosity and for them they have no mystery at all in their operation. It is common for a mother to give a baby less than a year old her cell phone so that it is touching the touchscreen in search of satisfying its curiosity.
Already the older children, between a year and a half to two, already know how to order a tablet of their own, or take ownership of their parents’ devices. And these, in turn, have also realized that the technological toys can distract and calm the children, thus allowing them to do their jobs in peace.
The issue has been much discussed even in academic circles. There is no definite answer if, by allowing children to have so much contact with computers, tablets and cell phones so early, they may have some detriment in their training. When the games erupted, it was also believed that they could disrupt the cognitive training of those who spent a few hours playing.
In fact, we can not escape modernity. It is to serve and to improve the life of man. The new generation of babies and children belongs to this universe. Depriving them of technological contact for fear of the unknown, is not intelligent. But what counts is always common sense. Keeping them constantly connected, connected, can deprive them of learning to play the soft of an eternal teddy bear or the contact with other games that are promoted in childhood.