Our child care (long day care care) has recently started using iPads during the day. I was initially unimpressed, but held back before commenting and am actually ok with how I've seen them used in the toddler room: for story telling and animal noises, rather than "tv". My daughter is 2.5 and although I'm a little disappointed that there are some under-two's in the room, I figure it's close enough.
HOWEVER this week I saw a carer holding a screen in front of a child in the nursery, about 6 months old, playing an episode of Peppa Pig. I find this completely unacceptable and plan to discuss with the centre director.
Basically, I'm rethinking whether I'm comfortable sending our younger child to daycare now. I don't believe it's ok for kids under 2 to watch "tv" in any form, and have worked hard to stick to this at home.
Am I overreacting? Is this normal at other centres?
At the very least I would have expected some consultation or discussion before the centre introduced these... But maybe I'm out of touch?