The Techie Toddler Conundrum

Nice segment this past weekend on the CBS Evening News about the increasing use of tech toys and mobile devices by young children.

The piece focused on the question many parents ask – how young is too young – and featured points of view from the educational toy maker LeapFrog, a child psychologist, and a parent.

My favorite takeaway was this quote – “Technology is just part of a balanced diet.”

Couldn’t agree more.  As long as our devices don’t take away from the natural socialization process for our kids, parents should encourage early adoption of technology, keeping in mind the Tablettoddlers mantra – Everything in Moderation.

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