Hyderabad: Schools in Hyderabad have started using tablets to teach kids as young as - you won't believe – just two-years-old!
As per a report in the Deccan Chronicle, while some schools in the Telangana capital have already started using the gadgets, others are keen too to follow suit.
However, the move is being opposed by a section of parents who say the use of electronic gadgets for kids of such a tender age is not recommended.
As per the report, a pre-school chain called Esperenza has made it compulsory for parents to buy tablets (available only from school) for their kids who are in play school or are studying in classes till UKG.
Parents claim the the tablets which are being supplied by the school cost Rs 10,000.
Parents are worried that at a time when they are finding it difficult to keep their kids away from electronic gadgets like mobiles, giving tablets to them will only worsen the problem.
The school chain has, however, defended the move saying the tablets are child-friendly and they are being used only for educational purposes and that too for three periods a week.