I wrote recently about a child development expert’s fears of technology sapping children’s creativity. I can see her point, especially for toddlers and very young children. But as children get older, technology can create new canvases for creativity.
Rose Red is a perfect example. Technology inspired her to start two blogs: GummyGirls and FashionChicks. She writes, assembles photos and thinks creatively about what interests her audience.
She also loves to watch DC Cupcakes on Netflix. Last night she jumped off the couch to make a batch of cupcakes from scratch. We all benefited from that little burst of creativity.
As I write this she is using the iPad to learn “Call Me Maybe” on the piano. Technology truly is taking her places she wants to go and challenging her to expand her horizons. I think that’s a good thing.
That said, does she also rush home from school to play Roo Roo Run? Yes, but that’s okay too.
- Technology and creativity: What parents know (mydigitalsuburbia.wordpress.com)
- Is technology sapping children’s creativity? (spyroslangkos.wordpress.com)
- Is Your Family’s Relationship with Technology Healthy? (psychologytoday.com)
She’s such a cool kid.
I think so too.