Technology is important: knowing it and knowing how to use it will be one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the coming years. However, for early ages (up to 6 years), the use of electronic devices in abundance is contraindicated for the following multiple reasons:
1- The child in front of a table is a child who does not speak. An isolated child does not have the opportunity to interact and develop language, such an important training at this stage in his life.
2- The applications usually offer entertaining content but that do not imply that the child works. They are usually pre-made content, with many colors and characters and although it seems contradictory, in reality this fact slows their creativity and their ability to create. With screens, we don’t give you a chance to jump-start his imagination.
3- Children have to make ‘positive efforts’ throughout the day. Playing alone, stimulating their imagination with quality materials, interacting with others for fun – this gives them a first indication of the culture of effort, so necessary for the future. With screens everything is too easy.
4- The screens create dependency. Experts agree that electronic devices cause addiction and dependence, very dangerous for children who still do not know how to control their feelings.
5- A minor has to move physically. Movement, sports, the natural environment with light, air and relationship with nature is a key factor in development.