I really enjoyed this piece on digital parenting
and wondered what it might look like with my two daughters. The eldest can list all the fears around screentime
, but is happy to sit and watch videos while playing Lego or drawing.
What I like about the ‘challenges’ is that it is not about how much screentime, instead it is about how that time is used. This was something Mitch Resnick discussed in this extract from Life-Long Kindergarten. The only addition I wonder about is something like Duolingo. Is this a challenge or too educational?
In regards to Garageband, I was reminded of something
Like most parents, I angst about giving the kids too much screen time, but Garageband has taught me: Not all screen time is created equal. The right piece of software matched with a child’s natural proclivities and talents and passion can yield complete gold.