Children today have wonderful opportunities to look forward to thanks mainly to modern technology. The world appears different to those young minds than the way we perceived it when we were young. The other side of the world, for example, seemed inaccessible and somehow mysterious to us only a couple of decades ago. Now, communication is instant, and life moves along at an incredible place. Children undergo training for this exciting life by playing with modern toys and gadgets that were in within the realm of science fiction not long ago.
Let’s take a look here, at some items that your child is guaranteed to want at some stage in their development.
Video Games Console
It is incredible to watch the lightning fast reactions of a young child as they swiftly master the latest game on their consoles. The controllers have built in joysticks and function buttons that are quickly mastered. It seems that when a child reaches the age of four they are ready to begin what will be a lifelong pastime playing video games.
Remote Control Vehicle
Your child, at some point, will ask for a remote control boat, plane, ship, or helicopter. Now, when you take the control yourself, you will realise just how skilled the kids become very quickly in controlling the vehicles. This becomes evident when the vehicle changes direction. When it is moving away from you, the controls work oppositely to when the vehicle is moving towards you. The youngsters seem to have an inbuilt ability to cope with this. Planes now come as accurate scale models boasting real jet engines. Imagine them buzzing their friends at the speed of sound. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is best that they are supervised when using flying machines.
A computer is vital for a child’s education. Yes, they will probably ask for a high powered gaming machine but they will learn to use one none the less. Tablets are commonplace now and are very useful. They are not as flexible as computers, but their portability makes up for this. Of course, laptop computers offer this portability too and are ideally suited to students. New machines are coming out every month with stronger capabilities than ever before. One must consider that, when the child reaches working age, it is a computer that will be on their desk, and they will be at a disadvantage if they have relied on tablets up to that point. The operating system is another factor to consider. Microsoft, Apple, and google have created the most widely used systems, but Linux, a free system, is being taken up by more companies every year. Even the international space station computers have moved over to Linux; it is so good. Obviously, there is a strong chance that your child may bump into this system at some point in the future.
Smartphones are equal to tablet computers in almost every way. Indeed they use the same operating systems as their larger cousins. The only extra they offer is the ability to make phone calls. The phones are also an important social device for school children today and they are never out of contact with each other.
As you can see, the next few decades will see our children accomplishing thing we have only dreamed about. I wish I could be here to see them.