The era of globalization is getting closer to all of us, a period in which anyone can access information easily, anytime, anywhere. This applies to anyone, including the Little One. Keep in mind that this vast amount of information if not filtered properly can have a negative impact on the Little One. Of course, it becomes a challenge for Mommy in educating the Little One.
The survey by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics in 2014 stated that at least 30 million children and adolescents in Indonesia are internet users, where 80 percent of respondents use the internet to search data as well as information and 39% to access video sites. The conclusion is that technology is part of the lifestyle of the present era, both for us and for the Little One.
For the Little One, digital technology is like a coin that has two sides, negative and positive. Benefits of digital technology, among others, are to help the learning process, sharpen creativity, facilitate communication, and others. While the negative side can be a decrease in learning achievement due to excessive use, can make the Little One lazy in doing physical activity needed during the growth period, can be a brain development which is not optimal because of the imbalanced stimulation development, can be eye health problems, can cause the sleep duration to lessen, until cyber bullying.
Daddy and Mommy who are certainly the closest person to the Little One is expected to accompany him/her well. This is a challenge in educating, raising, and preparing for a qualified future. Here are some ways for Daddy and Mommy to prepare the Little One in the digital age:
Digital era education is emphasizing more on the formation of the Little One’s Personality, both in intelligence, emotion, social also sprilitual aspect. Use the device with creative play stimulation. Identify your Little One’s Complete intelligence at Morinaga Multiple Intelligence Play Plan and discover various game ideas that you can do with your Little One at home. The stimulation provided will correspond to the dominant multiple intelligences possessed by the Little One.
To build a personality who is ready to face the demands of the digital age is a challenge that is not easy. This is why education is a shared responsibility of Daddy and Mommy, school, and community. Therefore, be a good role model for the Little One.
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