My son just started school . He is going into week 4 now. The teacher uses video ( iPad ) games such as temple run for rewards . My son has only ever used the iPad for reading eggs and Montessori Maths which he was more than happy with . Now all I hear about is temple run ...we have had tears over it and tears at school . He plays it every day at school .
I didn't want my son introduced to high speed , amazing life like graphics and full on games until he could read and write . And he was doing so well . Now all I hear is temple run this and that and he is addicted!!'
My husband told the teacher ( who is a lovely lady ) that it's like giving a kid ice cream when he was happy with an apple . He won't want the apple anymore when he is offered the choice . She said it was good for co ordination because you tilt the screen . He has only just turned 6 . We are low tech except for learning games . Shouldn't I of been asked if it was ok? We are not boring we do lots of cool stuff with the kids but this was my one thing I was sticking to. I don't want him playing games like that yet . She said she doesn't want to get rid of it at school .
I'm pretty annoyed . Am I over reacting ?