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Children's Learning & Development

My son is two years old now. I've been limiting his screen times since young, but recently, I am wondering if I should actually expose him to gadgets, and prepare him to be more tech-savvy, or should I continue to control his use?

What the Expert Says

By Jonathan Chan

Founder of Jules Ventures

Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Washington University

Over 28 years of banking experience in the technology, media and telecommunications industry

As caring parents, we should provide our children with various enriching learning experiences. It should go beyond exposing them to gadgets. We should facilitate meaningful learning opportunities through a variety of resources which could include technological tools such as mobile devices.

Help Your Child Discover the Tools for Learning

Children could be taught how to access educational games and engage in active learning, within a safe environment. In addition to providing them with the resources, parents should also help them to discover how to use these tools for learning. We should also discuss with children about their learning experiences and thinking behind the learning.

It is not a matter of controlling the use of gadgets but guiding the learning through the effective use of learning tools. With your caring guidance, your child will continue to grow and flourish.

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