Before I was a mom, I fancied we might be a tech-free household that wiled away the days making crafts and tilling our organic garden. We do a little of that, but now that I’m a mom of 4 I’ve also given over to the fact that technology is difficult to avoid in this day and age. I’ve even embraced the idea that, used sparingly, technology can be an amazing educational tool. There are moments that I cringe at the way my 3-year-old knows her way around my iPhone, but at the same time, I credit Starfall.com for teaching my 5-year-old how to read. We still try to impose some moderation in our house (with the help of an egg timer), but I’ve found some fun gadgets that can help introduce young children to the learning potential of technology geared for adults. Here are our favorites:
Do you let your kids have access to tech devices like cell phones or iPads? What are some of your favorite tools or apps that help make technology accessible and fun to young children?
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