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Thread: Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    There has to be a better way. Time doesn't really fluctuate, does it? In this dimension?
    Actually, Stephen Hawking says that time does, in fact, "fluctuate" a bit, as time is actually affected by gravity. Because your office is on the ninth floor, time is actually passing by slightly slower for you than it is for the people down on the sidewalk below.

    Probably why it seems like five o'clock will never get here when you're at work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Perhaps "be allocated" or "be apportioned." Or maybe just say that parents should balance tech time with old-school play time.
    Either word would probably be fine, though I think Lanie was addressing classroom activities rather than stuff at home, but I could be mistaken there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    There has to be a better way. Time doesn't really fluctuate, does it? In this dimension? Perhaps "be allocated" or "be apportioned." Or maybe just say that parents should balance tech time with old-school play time.
    "Alternate." [Activity] time should alternate between iPads and building blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Kids should use IPads when they're young because computers are going to be a big part of their future. However, time should fluctuated between that and building blocks or other activities.
    Years ago when my nephews were young I would spend a lot of time letting them use my computer for educational games. They did not have a computer at their house. Between myself and my parents we would pretty much have the kids all summer, and at times it seemed like all year before they became students. It's just how it worked out for several reasons. I treasure those years.

    I think it gave them a jump start on learning new things and when they were first introduced to a computer in grade school, they would already be familiar with it.

    That was in the early 90's when I got a "good deal" on a desk top computer from Sam's Club, $1600 and I still had to buy a $400 printer.

    My oldest nephew had problems saying the word "computer" and would always butcher it in some fashion. My sister showed up with one of her very attractive friends and my 3 year old nephew asked her "do you want to see Uncle Rob's peter" as he pointed at my computer. It was pretty embarrassing for all of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott View Post
    But math, spacial reasoning, and natural physics are real-world skills that can't be learned by reading a book. Why moderate that and overemphasize literature?
    I read the Odyssey and the Iliad in kindergarten.
    Not the child's version.

    But.

    It was tedious.

    I tend to be lineal. It's just me. Logically, I probably should have gone into programming, but, as it wasn't much in the 60's I graduated to the hard sciences. Chemistry and Biology.

    I did well in the advanced mathematics but I had no love for it that gradually turned into a loathing.
    Statistics was just boring, but I absorbed it as required.
    The understanding of mathematics was a boon in my many organic chemistry classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    I read the Odyssey and the Iliad in kindergarten.
    Not the child's version.

    But.

    It was tedious.

    I tend to be lineal. It's just me. Logically, I probably should have gone into programming, but, as it wasn't much in the 60's I graduated to the hard sciences. Chemistry and Biology.

    I did well in the advanced mathematics but I had no love for it that gradually turned into a loathing.
    Statistics was just boring, but I absorbed it as required.
    The understanding of mathematics was a boon in my many organic chemistry classes.
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