- iPads stirred up controversy in April when an elementary school in Auburn, Maine, introduced the devices to its kindergarten curriculum.
- Backers believe children should be exposed to technology early, but critics believes playtime should be a bigger priority.
- Costs are also a siginificant factor.
Much like with toy cellphones, kitchenware and hardware tools, children under a certain age once played with toy computers to simulate the experience of working on the real thing. But in recent years, children as young as 2 and 3 years old have eclipsed the step of starting out with a toy version of a piece of technology and are now playing on iPads and other devices before they start kindergarten. ...