Tie their shoes and use a smartphone application are not realistic and comparable issues. They will learn – it’s just a matter of time – how to do tie their shoes someday. That doesn’t concern me as a parent. But unable to compete and become orangutans in the field of the most important industry: ICT, will bother me for the rest of my life.
“Software maker AVG Technologies conducted a survey amongst 2,200 women and found that 14 percent of kids aged 4 to 5 could tie their shoes-compared to 21 percent who knew how to use a smartphone or iPad application.”
Admit it, video games or advanced technologies that can wow our eyes, also make our heart beats faster, and bicycle is so over us. Back when I was a kid, me and my brother were blinded by Nintendo, Micro Genius, and [link: other pioneer gaming consoles] in the 80s. Like a wheel of bicycle, It happened as well as to our younger generations — only with more technological advanced gadgets.
“Among kids aged 2 to 5, 52 percent knew how to ride a bike, while 58 percent could play a computer game and 69 percent could operate a computer mouse. Twenty percent knew how to swim, but 25 percent could open a Web browser.”
The reason why I don’t get mad when my children choose iPad over bicycle is because they need to be well-versed in ICT by getting exposed to technologies – that’s my goal. It’s okay if they dislike bicycle. I force them to learn swimming.