My three-year-old son enjoys computer games. We limit his time on the computer, however, to one-half hour per week because we do not want him to become addicted to it. I think it's more important for him to do things in our three-dimensional world at this stage of his development.
Despite this, I'd like to let my son try more educational activities on the computer. How do I find the right software? How often should I let him use the computer? Thanks for your help
I'm pleased that you want your son to fully explore the natural, multi-dimensional world he lives in and be enriched by its wonders. At the same time, it's great to see you fostering your son's healthy interest in computers. Limit his time on your computer to no more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time, a few days a week. Try to supervise his activity at all times.
Age-appropriate software is reviewed in Parenting magazine (check out several back issues in your library) and many other family-oriented computer publications.