Whilst some people will swear that technology can only rot our youths’ brains, it’s not strictly true. In fact, technology can offer a helping hand in a number of ways – for example, enhancing their communication skills. By introducing technology in tandem to real verbal interaction, children can become more confident with communicating – with you, their friends and with their imagination.
Our advice is, don’t shy away from technology. In fact, let it help you. If your child is struggling to get to grips with maths, track down an age-appropriate application and work through it together. If they don’t have a firm grasp on reading, then find some fun literary resources that can help. If they’re becoming increasingly creative, then let them play around with some platforms or applications that encourage it.
In short, whilst technology should not replace the wide array of childhood experiences you’d hope for them, it equally shouldn’t be something to be scared of.