One reason why young children shouldn’t have devices is they deprive them of learning skills. Interactive screen time can hurt the development of math and science skills they will need in the future. Also, research shows that kids learn substantially better from real-life interactions rather than electronic ones. Children need to learn empathy, along with problem-solving skills by interacting with other kids. “ These devices may replace the hands on activities important for the development of sensorimotor and visual-motor skills,” says M.D Jenny Radesky. These skills are very important to the brain. Though there are many reasons supporting my claim, there are those who counter it.
Another reason why young children should not have devices is they impede their self-regulation. Self-regulation is very important. It is the ability to stop something, even if you don't want to. But using a smartphone to pacify children could impede their ability to self-regulate. To be without it would be disastrous. ¨If these devices become too prominent method to calm and distract young children, will they be able to develop internal methods of self-regulation?” The scientists ask. As you can see, professionals support my topic as well. The ability to stop, even when you don’t want to is very important. We need self-regulation.
In conclusion, young children should not have devices. They deprive them of learning skills, they impede self-regulation, and kids learn better from real life experiences, rather than electronic ones. I urge you to reconsider the way you pacify your children. It is important to many- if not all- parents to have a good impact on their child's future. You can do that, by not giving them devices.