Parents ponder tech’s place for kids

by Jon Henshaw

News-Journal Online reports:

There’s no shortage of sites and software aimed at very young kids and even toddlers. Noggin.com has games and virtual coloring books for preschoolers. A Crayola licensee makes handheld video games, including one where youngsters race in a crayon-shaped car, for 3 and up. KidzMouse Inc. makes computer mice for small hands.

But there’s growing debate over whether children should be exposed to technology so early. Some parents and scholars see no benefit, and a handful even warn of a hindrance to child development.

“Mental ability is gained from manipulating the three-dimensional world at that age and (from) managing your own mind and not having it managed by an electronic machine,” said Jane M. Healy, author of “Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Mind.”

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