We thought this article about toddlers using your phone to take pictures of themselves was really interesting. It raises a lot of questions about kids and technology, memory, and instant gratification. For all the worry, we though this excerpt was worth remembering:
It’s natural for toddlers to be fascinated with their own image (think mirrors), and that interest plays an important developmental role as they develop a sense of self, child development experts say. Watching a video again and again can also help move events from short- to long-term memory, Best said.
But like any other fun thing kids get obsessed with, too much of it can be bad. Parents should make sure some photos show the child with other family members or friends. Parents can also sit with kids and narrate the photo or video as if it were a bedtime story.
Here’s their link to the full article.