Young children’s access to and use of mobile technology (i.e. tablets) has grown dramatically as devices become smaller and more universal.
If your child is allowed Internet access, ongoing dialogue for education and skill building is a must.If we want healthy kids, we have to create the space for the connection to happen. That means putting down our screens, sharing hugs and laughs, and teaching information and resiliency skills along the way.
Grandparents are more readily adopting devices than they once did—sometimes on their own and sometimes with a ‘hand me up’ device from a child or grandchild. Savvy grandparents are relieving feelings of disconnection in their own families by embracing digital communication strategies.
Ideas for including technology into summer activities that can help your child improve their digital skills and learn how to apply them.