Digital technologies in the household

Enemies or allies? A Montessori approach

Our children world is governed by technology: tablets, smartphones and computers play now an essential role in their lives. Our task, as parents, is to “prepare them for the future” and teach them how to use the new technologies. But.. how to do it?

In his book “Digital technologies in the household” Mario Valle, supercomputer expert, recalls the approach of Maria Montessori (a big fan of technologies of her times and a wise expert on the child mind) in order to try to describe this future. How does the child’s brain respond to the several stimuli of a technological world and what can we do to allow them a correct use of these devices?
This is not about demonizing or idolizing technology, but analysing the present to be ready for the future.