I am seeing many kids whose mental growth is stunted from these devices. Study after study is showing that these things are rewiring the brain to think and behave differently. And this is horrible for a child whose brain is not developed.
yeah, the iPad has been terrible for my 2 year old. It took my wife, who is a teacher 3 months of "normal teaching" (without any technology) to teach my daughter A, B, and C. About 3 hours total, over the course of 4 or 5 days she learned the entire alphabet (can identify by sight, can identify by sound, can say each letter and it's sound) with the help of one app.
Yeah, it's terrible...