We are visiting toddler programs in our neighborhood for our 21 month old DD. I'm kinda shocked by the computer access offered to these young children. We don't watch TV at home. We won't until she's at least three, and then we will watch very selectively. I remember reading neurologist Frank Wilson's book The Hand about how the human brain is linked to the hand, and how kids learn best with hands on learning that involves exploring their world through grasping, running, touching, throwing, catching. . .and that the computer merely teaches children how to pay attention to the screen, and not their peers. If TV is a no no before three, why oh why are these toddler programs offering computer time? She doesn't need to be tech savvy. She's 21 months.
What do you think?!?!?