Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I have a dilemma that is fairly new for me. My husband is a computer programmer and when he comes home, he likes to spend the evenings playing on the computer. For Christmas, he made Levi a computer game...which is pretty cool, by the way:). Anyway, my dilemma is how much time do I let the kids spend on the computer? Geo also installed a painting program that is perfect for the kids to do. So if Levi wants to play on the computer, so does Natalie (which works, because we have two computers).
Do your children play on the computer? My kids are 4 and 3. Do I really want to start computer time this young? Is this just how this upcoming generation will go? I would love to know what you all think!
PS I asked George about this and he said "It's just like giving them paper and paints and they are being creative, but not messy!" Who can argue with that kind of logic? But it is coming from the guy who wrote his first program in 3rd grade and his mom wrote a how-to book about Microsoft Word many years ago!