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Do you let your toddler play on the computer? And for how long if you do? If you don't, why not?”

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  • Using a computer with momma's help is an excellent way to development hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    I recommend using age approp curriculum. rather than navigating a website for the first few exposures. That way, you are not having issues with tabs and other ads to make the child frustrated.
    I would do it for 10 min at a time perhaps.
    Once they do develop the ability to navigate on their own, I still would limit it to no more than twenty minutes at a time for ergonomic and vision reasons.
    Have fun!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Snugglesmama on 15th January 2009

  • haha yes, my 2.5 year old LOVES it because we go to mickeymouseclubhouse or pbskids.org and plays the kids games. but i can only take it for so long before i get annoyed and we turn it off... maybe 5-10 minutes? however, for christmas my aunt got him his own little kid computer which is fun - he knows how to use it and is learning lettes and how to use a mouse etc...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 13th January 2009

  • My 3.5 yr olds loves it.
    but he only lasts 20 min.
    very busy lil' guy.
    my 5 year old loves it and he can last an hour
    always on nickjr

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by DebR on 8th January 2009