I am in the process of putting together my Techmama holiday gift guide. So I wanted to open it up to my readers and see what technology gifts their family is interested in. My oldest son is almost 9 but I know some local babysitters that are in middle school/highschool and some family friends’ kids that are in college. I am finding that before 1st grade, kids know about technology but don’t ask for it – unless they have older siblings. Around 3rd grade (or earlier) it seems that technology gadgets become part of social lexicon, so kids that don’t have access start to feel left out. Moving past 3rd grade technology is a must, but the question is what type of technology? I do feel that technology exposure for kids is a benefit – but should be limited to what is appropriate for their age.
I will be discussing this more in my Holiday gift guide, but for now – it would be great to hear from my readers.