Thursday, August 20, 2009

Electronic Gadget Skills

I'm amazed at how fast children learn to use electronic gadgets. Our daughter, who is almost five, has already mastered using the DVD player. Since turning four, she could choose the right TV set up, insert and play her own DVDs, and skip the commercials. One day I got a big surprise on her skills. As we were watching, she said, "wait," pressed the pause button, and went the bathroom. Upon returning, she pressed play and proceeded to watch the rest of the DVD.

She must have learned this on her own, because neither my spouse or I use the pause feature on our DVD. Hopefully, this will translate into some exceptional computer skill in the future:-) However, I am beginning to suspect that most kids in her generation have the similar level of skills when it comes to electronics.

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