Smartphone created "Smart Children"?!
According to the marketing research site called Mindshare, 44.7% of parents let their children use a smartphone or tablet at the tender age of one. And one in three of these children start using it voluntarily by their age of two.
I can barely remember my first contact with a digital device. Perhaps it was when I was in preschool, I played "Super Mario Brothers 3" but I failed big time. Mario died many deaths. And I threw many tantrums. That was not a fun memory...
I guess the reason why the toddlers can play with smartphones or tablets so easily is because of their intuitive interactions. Its a simple touch interface, its audio and visual effects seem to make it highly intuitive for children. As you know, even cats can play games with tablets nowadays.
I assume there are arguments for and against letting toddlers use smartphones, however I don't see any major issues with it. I guess it's a new and modern type of picture book for kids.
Only thing I'm concerned about is that it might be better to turn off internet connection when you let them play with smartphones or tablets.
Translation by Ruriko S.