My three year old daugther knows how to operate and play on the computer

@pitsay (173)
Philippines
December 14, 2008 3:20am CST
Hi Mylot members, just wanted to share to you how proud i am and at the same time sad that my three old daughter already knows how to turn on the computer, as in she would plug the computer and after she will click on the AVR then use Firefox for her favorite browser, then type in Y8, her game site (its a free site for games), then would type in the search tab either of the following: Dora, Dress up, Barbie, Cooking, this is her favorite category of games. I was wondering how did she learn that but, when one day she was at my back while i am doing something, she told me that after she would do it too, so from there, i realize that she was observing my hand while it is in the keyboard and the other in the mouse. So i let her, i was shocked too because i never thought that she was such a fast learner, though i know she has a high IQ, like she already knows her ABC's, numbers, names of everybody, her name, age, where she lives, my real name, his dad's name, name of scientist, name of local hero's, name's and images of internatioanl flags, she doesnt play real dolls/barbies, but instead she likes board puzzles (50 small pieces), she likes legos and a lot more, that is unsual with her age. So this makes me proud of her, but the "computer thing" i am not happy at all, because she is too small and too young to be expose on the monitors radiation. Besides she tends to be playing too much, when i tried asking her to get off she would cry out loud, so i decided to not let her play anymore. I even hit her just to make her stay off the computer, i am firm in making her stop playing, because as much as i am proud of her, i am too worried that her eyes could have problems sooner and also she would be addicted on it. Right now shes ok, she is back playing her old toys. Maybe someday when shes old enough to use the computer, i will let her. Just not now.
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11 responses
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
hey mom! don't stop your daughter to explore the computer. Try to installed something that your kids could benefit on learning new idea its your kids right to earn something new. about the monitor you can replace it with new and less radiation that is for about the concern in radiation or buy gadgets that would black the monitor radiation. schedule your kids to use the computer (3 times every week) and must be a useful program only, like Encarta encyclopedia, paint, games that would help upgrades your child brain ability. why did i say this my son when he was 2 1/2 years old i found him switching on my computer and playing the mouse pointer and i continue teach him how to used about computer only with useful program now he is top on almost all of his subject in school he is 8 years old and yet top to compete. this is just a friendly advise because i found out that your child have talent so dont waste it but explore after all your kid will enjoy and benefit it in the future just don't force you kid to learn and exploring would be enjoyable for your son. happy day! need to cook my kids breakfast just awake... bye.. have a nice day.
@pitsay (173)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
Thanks for responding, i know you are right and i agree with you, i just dont feel now is the right time for her to explore the computer, maybe after 2 years, my daughter is not the typical type of kid. She is super hyper active, and she does what she believe is right, she even acts like a grown up at her young ages, she acts like she is already 5-6 years old, she is just so advance, and i cannot tolerate her, i am thinking that she must learn first that i am the one she should follow and not her decisions. She is a good girl, very intelligent but she is just so hyper. And even if i let her explore the computer and teach her what sites she opens, still she wants it "in her way". And as much as i would like to be on her side while she is playing or surfing, i cannot as i also have a 1 year old baby boy, and i am the only one personally taking care of them. Maybe in the right time, or when she is in her senses, and follows my order then i let her explore the computer. Right now i think it would better she plays toys, her puzzles and watch dvds (dora her favorite, teletubbies, and some educational stuffs).
@livewyre (2455)
14 Dec 08
My four-year old does the same and has been doing for a while, but I load the sites for her and she plays the games. I was hesitant as first, but they use computers at school even at her age so it is natural to do the same at home as long as I am there to watch her and ensure she only goes on children's sites. She knows how to use the mouse and she is getting to know her way around the keyboard - it's very different for kids now, and computers will figure in their lives right from a small age. If you are worried about screen emissions, you could look for a screen filter or a safer screen(??) I think the computer can be beneficial for younger children if it is properly controlled by the parent.
@pitsay (173)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Thanks for the response, yah i agree with you that it has good points too, but my daughter gets to the point that she cant be controlled, she wont leave her post in front of the computer, there is even an instance that its already 11:00pm and she wont sleep, she wants to keep playing, i think its getting on her nerve, shes becoming like my husband, a "little" computer game addict =)...Maybe in the right time i let her. I see that my daughter is not yet in her senses, meaning that she is still a toddler, to young for this kind of stuffs. 2 more years maybe i let her used the computer.
@dearlot (175)
• Brunei Darussalam
15 Dec 08
Thats is good! she is a fast learner! i wish i was liek your kids when i was a kids, i was a wozzy kid not knowing what i doing all the time! thast bad for me, now i am grown up and thinking bad make me feel stupid! haha! but its good to hear that your kid is a fast learner and is interested in comuputers sicne its gonna be the world conquer by the technologies :) I can tell that she is a very bright kid! good for you! must be a very proud parent!:)
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
This reminds me of an article that i read in titled "Mr. Snuffy and the post-modern world". The author talks about her experienced on having a chatmate, yes a chatmate which everyone had in this modern technology but its not the usual chatmate because her chatmate was 4 years old kid. Who would have think that a 4 year old girl will know how to chat and use the computer and she even figured out how to chat from computer to cellphone. What a brilliant kid just like yours. It is indeed very amazing to know such thing but just like the author said even how amazing it is to know that there is a brilliant child like her chatmate, it just so scary that today the simple warning of "Don't talk to strangers" takes on a different sphere-the virtual sphere. Apart from the clear picture that internet open its doors to more information, fast communication, a whole world of knowledge but also an unimaginable dangers that it may cause to young ones. However, it is still the parents and the older ones will guide and keep track of and make them understand anyway.
• India
15 Dec 08
Hi mom, I think you have taken the right decision. My son also started using computer at three. But as I do not have internet connection at home he did not have the opportunity to do things online. Rather he played the games I installed for him and his elder sister, use paint to draw pictures and later on started fiddling with forms in Visual Foxpro that I use for doing programs. He helped his sister and mom in things related to computer. Actually the kids are very fast learner and can easily bit the grown-ups in this respect as I have seen in other cases too. But I found that he was getting addicted and neglecting his studies and passing too much time before computer harms their eyes. So, like you, I let him use it for sometime but not for long. Will allow him when he grows up a little more.
@krfanlim (232)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 08
Oh wow!! That's a pretty surprising news to hear!! I've never quite heard about children being so smart when young. Perhaps, you should start introducing her new interests, such a music (learning piano etc etc...)
@subha12 (18462)
• India
15 Dec 08
it is awesome. now the kids are really something special. at 3 yrs when a child can choose her browser, her game etc, it is good. My 4 yr old niece also knows to switch on her PC. also she knows to operate DVD from 2 yr age.
• United States
15 Dec 08
My son is 2 and loves playing on the computer. I have had him on several toddler game websites for a year now and he already knows his abc's , numbers, shapes, and colors. It is so cool how smart little ones are now adays. He also loves playing Nintendo.
@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
dont stop your daughter to play with the computer let her explore on her own and let her know whats the used of it, and maybe someday she will genius....
• United States
15 Dec 08
As long as you moderate everything she is going to, I see no problems. Since she is a young child, she will probably keep throwing tantrums if she can't stay on the computer for a long period of time. I wouldn't let my child on the internet for anything but games since the internet is a dark and cold world. A lot of horrible people use the internet for horrible things and you need to keep that in mind.
@aringwi (136)
• China
15 Dec 08
the 21 century is called the information age as the computer technology is developing so fast that the knowledge is overused for one night.mastering computer is vital important for the young.nearly every family there is a computer in the city.children can get in touch with it since they are so young that younger and younger children are learning how to use it as they can learn it in the kingdergarden or at home by their parents.