According to the textbook, infants and toddlers are drawn to the visual stimuli of electronics such as television because if the draw to their attention with rapidly changing sights and sounds (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010). There is many studies that show a link between infant electronic media viewing and later attention problems (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010). Another problem with children’s early use of electronic media is that it takes time away from activities that are responsive to the child, such as a parent reading to the child (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010).
One benefit of children using electronics is the opportunity of learning about computers, which is important in our day in age (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010). Another benefit is that studies have found that video games are shown to improve visual-spacial skills (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010).
If I were working with a parent I would recommend limiting the amount of time the child is on the electronic device.