Technology and social interaction skills
Reliance on technology to entertain your child is increasingly common amongst new parents and young children today. It is easy to distract them using online child-centred entertainment, but over-dependence on technology can have lifelong impacts on your child.
A study conducted by members of The University of Arkansas found that ‘low tech’ children had better interpersonal skills than ‘high tech’ children. They had higher average instances of eye contact, body positioning, and hand movement.
It is crucial that children develop social and interaction skills in the first 5 years of their life, as this will affect any social bonds they make in the future.
Technology is not all bad as they do have their benefits, but there must be a healthy balance between digital and physical play.
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