This holiday season saw lots of tablet computers and smartphones under the Christmas tree and many young children enjoy playing with the high tech toys. But researchers at Kansas State University say the latest state-of-the-art gadget may not be the best choice for a learning tool. Kansas State Assistant Professor Bradford Wiles is a child development specialist. He says most children are not really learning much from the electronic toys.
While many toys claim to make your child more intelligent, Wiles says buying toys that promote creative, imaginative and interactive play - things like books and puzzles - are a better choice. He says interaction with others is vital for young children and the best toys create opportunities for parents and children to engage with each other.