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Is a 6 year old, first grader, too soon for a computer? My daughter thinks so.

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Aug 18, 2011
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We live in a world of computers these days, don't we? Many young children, even younger than 6, have been exposed to computers and use them regularly.  That can be a good thing if a parent is careful to monitor how the computer is used and how much time is spent on the computer (most pediatricians recommend no more than 2 hours of screen time per day and that includes TV too!). So the answer is that 6 is not too soon if use is carefully monitored by a parent.

Jeanne H. Brockmyer, Ph.D. expert clinical child psychologist

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