Posts tagged ‘programming’

We Underestimate What Kids Can Do

I’ve been letting my 6 year old daughter play light bot, a pre-programing game, every once in a while on my ipad for the last couple months. Yesterday she played for 20 minutes while I was making dinner, and my 4 year old was watching. When it was his turn to use the iPad, he went back into light bot. I tried to dissuade him, since it takes a bit of guidance and I was using the iPad to gain some time for cooking (come on, you all do that occasionally, right?). To my surprise, he sat there for 10 minutes without saying anything about it, so I came over, saw what was going on, and filmed this;

It appears that my 4 year old is much more capable than I thought, despite only watching the game previously and only using the iPad 1-2 times a week. Even though I already wrote about getting out of their way, it’s about time we realize that kids can do far more than what we sometimes project on them.