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How to Introduce Technology to Children the Right Way

Your children will have to get familiar with tech tools at some point or another. The sooner they do, the better they will be with these tools later on in life. But the idea of letting children use screens at a young age is scary for parents. The last thing they want is to lose their child and have to fight them to get off their devices. There are things, however, that you can do so that doesn’t happen. Here’s how you can introduce your children to technology the right way.

Your children will have to get familiar with tech tools at some point or another. Here's how you can introduce your children to technology the right way.

Get a Good Tablet

Tablets are the most kid-friendly piece of tech that we can think of. There are also tons of educational and safe entertainment options on tablets. But you have to pick the right one.

One of the main things you have to worry about is the tablet’s sturdiness. The tablet needs to be able to handle shock as your child will probably drop it multiple times. The tablet should be small enough for their small hands and have a great screen that can easily be seen from any angle.

If you’re looking for a tablet that would be perfect for a child, you can check out Lenovo kids tablets. They have a few that have added protection to make sure that the tablet won’t break after a few days. They’re also very affordable which is important in case you have to replace them.

Set Boundaries

One of the things you have to do is set barriers around tablet and other tech use. You have to let your children know that you are still the owner of these devices and that you can take them away whenever you want. You should also have clear times when they can and can’t use their devices.

Get Security and Monitoring Applications

You cannot let a child use a tablet or laptop without a full security suite. You should check out a few parental control apps and see which is best for your computer. A great parental control app will allow you to monitor what your children do online and block off certain sites. Some of the popular parental control apps you can check out include Net Nanny, Kaspersky Safe Kids, and OurPact.

Get Kid-Friendly Apps

Now that your tablet is safe, you can start looking for apps. You should pick up apps that will keep them entertained and some that will help them develop certain skills. You have apps like Crayola Create and Play that will teach them how to draw and apps like the Phonics app that will teach them letters. If you want them to develop good memory and decision-making skills, an app like Zebrainy will be great.

Conclusion

This is all you need to do if you want to slowly introduce technology to your children. This will allow them to explore technology safely and help them develop important skills they’ll be able to use for the rest of their lives.

 

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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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