Oh noes…technology is bad for kids!

January 29th, 2011

At least, that’s the implication of this post: The Way We Live Now: More Kids Can Work a Smart Phone Than Tie Their Shoes – TIME NewsFeed

The writer points out:

“A study conducted by AVG found that 19 percent of 2-5 year-olds could play with a smart phone app, but only 9┬ápercent of those same children could tie their shoes. Yikes!”

Of course, considering that:

“Tying a shoe requires a level of dexterity most kids don’t possess until they’re between 5 and 7

…maybe we should be amazed that any 2 to 5 year olds are tying their shoes at all.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janet Evans  |  January 30th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    My grandson, at 15 months, was playing matching games and “reading books” that required using many skills while using my iPad. When the time comes for him to learn to “tie his shoes” we will probably need to buy a game with lacing or create one ourselves since most shoes for 2-5 year olds do not have laces any longer.

    Evolution? Revolution?

    There used to be talk of someday losing our “pinky toes” as we evolve. One thing is for sure – I don’t see us losing our thumbs.

  • 2. Elliot  |  January 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    “I don’t see us losing our thumbs.”

    At least for as long as we still have Blackberrys. ;)

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