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I am simply AMAZED at the rate that children can pick up on how to use these things. I’ve seen my 9 year old cousin send an E-mail from his Mum’s I-pad – I have absolutely no idea why a 9 year old would need to send an email -maybe it was a party invite…? I think those are sent by email now. I’ve tried to put films on for children to watch on I-phones and they’ve just grabbed the phone from me and done it themselves, frustrated by watching me struggle with a touch screen.
I came across a new gadget from Fisher Price today; a rattle that your I-Phone/I-Pod fits in, so it can be used by a baby of any age! Now this is an ingenious idea, there’s no doubt about it, but is it really necessary for a 6 month old to be entertained by an I-phone? What happened to all the worries about radiation etc?
I know I haven’t had children yet and these things are obviously amazing as portable DVD players, as we’ve found out on the shoots, the kids can watch loads of different things on them for hours.
I’d love to know Mums’ opinions on the matter… not having children myself I could be completely missing something, smugly saying I’d never ever let my children play with an I-phone but maybe one day the time will come along when I’ll (more than likely) have to eat my own words.