The iPod. A truly marvelous invention. Us adults seem to love the iPod, iPad, iPhone and other Apple products. What I have found is using my iPod while hanging with the little guy is a great way to interact.
He is intrigued by the colors and the light. What’s more, I can type a post and read to him as well. All on something that fits in the palm of my hand. Technologically speaking, we live in great times.
As always, I’m looking for new and interesting ways to interact with my little one. I’m rather disappointed in myself for not realizing the value of my iPod sooner.
As I type this, Little A is staring intently at the screen. Many people I know have said how useful a tool iPads are in teaching kids, playing games or simply just keeping them occupied when mommy or daddy needs to get something done. But, is there too much technology?
One concern I have is if we are becoming to technologically dependent when it comes to our kids. For decades, the television was, and still is, a babysitter and a teacher. Is if slowly being replaced by tablets and other mobile devices?
Only parents, especially us fathers, can prevent the technological babysitter. By no means am I anti- technology. I just believe parents should raise their kids. There is no app for that.
Tell me what you think about technology as the babysitter.