Moms and dads who commute on the info superhighway know how tiring extended computer use can be. Imagine how much tougher it is for kids! Here’s some tips for keeping your kids from experiencing “virtual” burnout.
Computers come in one size: Adult. This makes them awkward for little folks to use. At home, make sure your children sit square in their seats, with their feet on the floor or footrest.
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Make sure your child’s hands don’t have to stretch to reach the keyboard. And remind them that banging piano keys can produce some cool effects, but it’s not necessary for typing.
The computer’s monitor screen should be 18-20 inches away from your child’s face, with the top of the screen at his or her eye level.
Sure, they could play computer games all night, make sure your child takes a break every half-hour. (Hmm…might be a good time for them to clean up their rooms!)