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Old 12.08.2011, 10:31
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Re: Kids laptop recommondation

Ultimately, I think the point is to expose kids to these gadgets and gizmos (after all, they're only trying to do what their adult role models do), provide them limited and supervised access to apps and software that makes sense for them - ranging from letter and number recognition to age-appropriate games, and them send 'em out to run and play.
It's all about getting the balance right
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Re: Kids laptop recommondation

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Sure your kid can learn skills at the computer but the most valuable thing is adult attention and time. With my 4 y.o. it's playing with lego, train sets, Meccano, drawing and painting, telling stories etc. Is there a native speaker you know who could read to your child perhaps?

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I think the two should complement each other. I taught my eldest chess when he was five and sometimes he plays computer chess. I didn't teach him castling or the en passant moves but one day when we were playing, he used them in a game and told me the computer did it when he played against it.

He probably enjoys playing car racing games on the iPOD and it's great for long car journeys but I don't think it's doing much for him.
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Re: Kids laptop recommondation

True. But you shouldn't use the TV or computer as a replacement for giving your child attention for extended periods - not that I am saying you or the OP are guilty of any of these.

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I think the two should complement each other. I taught my eldest chess when he was five and sometimes he plays computer chess. I didn't teach him castling or the en passant moves but one day when we were playing, he used them in a game and told me the computer did it when he played against it.

He probably enjoys playing car racing games on the iPOD and it's great for long car journeys but I don't think it's doing much for him.
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Old 12.08.2011, 22:34
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True. But you shouldn't use the TV or computer as a replacement for giving your child attention for extended periods - not that I am saying you or the OP are guilty of any of these.

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Agreed. Definitely not guilty on the TV front - we don't have one.
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