KinderTown recently published an article for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about using apps and technology in the family from her perspective as a parent, educator, and curator of quality educational apps.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
We are the first generation to parent children in the technology-reliant world. Growing up, we saw technology and the internet evolve, and we learned about it as it became part of our world.
I wake up to an alarm on my iPhone. I use a timer to be sure I don’t burn the eggs for breakfast, and I check my weather app to choose my clothes. I check my email to see if there are messages I could respond to before the kids wake up and I look up the directions to my son’s doctor’s appointment. And somewhere in between I’ve probably checked Facebook.
It’s only 9:15 and I’ve clicked, swiped, and scrolled through more media (and its accompanying advertisements) than my parents would have encountered in a week at my age. Although technology has become an integral part of my life, navigating this space with my children can be tricky.