For Rosen’s 1-year check up at the pediatrician, we saw a new doctor that we definitely will not be seeing again. She felt the need to lecture us (Michael was with me) about everything we should and should not be doing.
She told us we need to read to Rosen, even after I told her that we read to her all the time, and that she loves it. Then she proceeded to tell us the benefits of reading to your child, and then went on a tirade against all things electronic. She said, “All this LeapFrog and iPad stuff does nothing for your child. A monkey can use an iPad.”
The lady is entitled to her opinion. I’ve heard all sorts of arguments for and against TV and other electronics for small children. I like to live by the old adage, “moderation in all things,” so I’m not going to shun electronic entertainment.
Since we already have an iPad, I plan on taking advantage of the many apps available for young children. Rosen actually has no interest in the iPad right now, but I’m sure she will soon, and I’ll be happy to let her use it. She even got her very own Fisher-Price iPad case for Christmas .