When was the last time a child (age 2 and above) asked you for your phone or tablet…? I am sure some minutes ago, because they are now on vacation. And guess what they do with it as soon as they get it? GAME!
Is it that I am too strict or I am an old school mum because it really is annoying to me each time I see children playing game(s). I wonder if there is nothing else to do with their time or with the phone or tablet.
Don’t get me wrong, its not that I don’t support getting ‘gadgets’ for our children or that I don’t support them playing games, but I believe there are games that are educational and fun, like a simple game of numbers, a puzzle game…games that help develop their mental and intellectual capacity). but everytime…it is a NO!
Playing games could be fun, but the truth is we sometimes as parents offer it to them in a bid to distract them, or ‘to keep them busy’ especially when we are busy and don’t want to be distracted, but it can be addictive and could have subtle but dangerous effects on their well being: academically, psychologically and emotionally.
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