Monroe, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014
The digital world is the only world these toddlers have ever known and they have begun to embrace it at an astounding pace. Practically every aspect of our lives has become digital and this technology has found a niche in the developing demographic. Kids are enamored with these illuminated screens and dazzling animations, but how does this new technology affect the way these kids will develop?
PROS: According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the use of digital media, specifically tablets and phones that have interactive apps for children to interact with, has had a significant effect on children’s literacy. More kids are becoming literate, both in terms of reading and language as well as technologically literate. These skills are indispensable in today’s world. Kids today will have little difficulty adjusting to the technology of the future because of their early experience with digital devices. Studies also show an increase among kids who like to read in relation to eBooks. eBooks have shown to increase readership across all ages due to the easy accessibility of material. "Kids are now more likely to share books with their friends if they are in a digital format, helping to spread their love of learning with siblings and friends," says Kim Delgado of KD Novelties.
CONS: However, this digital age does have its drawbacks. The National Association for the Education of Young Children also states that a balance of stimulation is needed in order for children to develop properly in terms of social, behavioral as well as personal well being. Parents who are wondering whether they should draw a limit to the amount of time their kids spend in front of screens have an answer, and that answer is a resounding yes. Time spent away from digital media, specifically with physical objects like books and craft making, as well as time spent with others, is also integral to their development. Digital media and activities do not often engage with others face-to-face which is important for good social and behavioral health. Other activities like reading, making arts and crafts, and even playing games outside help kids academically. Not only are they interacting with other physical objects in the world, but they are also exercising their critical thinking skills.
KD Novelties who publishes personalized children's books meets the needs of parents of toddlers who either want their kids to actually hold a book and read it, or those whose kids won't read unless it's on an iPad or tablet.
Personalized children's books read in any format promote self-esteem because it makes the child the star of their very own story all while advocating for literacy.