Some other researchers point to building a range of practical skills and even building peer relationships as some of the benefits for children interacting with digital technology. However, some early childhood experts have raised the red flag on exposing young school going children to digital media technology such as smartphones, computers, and e-book readers. These experts recommend that authorities keep such technologies out of childcare, preschool or kindergarten settings. They argue that screen technologies tend to replace activities known to be educational and beneficial to children and those hands-on play and interaction with parents. Susan Linn, an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, argues that the kids 24/7 “unregulated, unfettered access” to the commercial media and technology hinders them from “flexing their creative muscles”. The Rise of Digital Play.
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