I overhead my 7 year old son discussing with his younger brother on how he took screenshots of the Lion King movie he was watching on his tablet. I was impressed but i kept quiet hoping to hear more about his exploits. I was particularly impressed because most android devices, including the tablet he uses, taking screenshots is not straight forward. For devices using Android 4.0 and above, taking snapshots requires you to press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time, hold them for a second, and your phone will take a screenshot. How did he stumble on that?! I definitely did not teach him!
My wife was with me when this was going on. I asked her,
“Mams, did you know you could take screenshots on your tab?”
We all call her Mama. “Mams” was just my idea of funkifying the name a bit.
“Ehen, so you can …”, was her response.
Okay, i admit, i was expecting that. I am very sure she couldn’t care less about it. She is quite content with playing Farm Frenzy game (all day!) and reading her digital OK! and Star Magazine subscriptions on Zinio – to keep up with the gossips! That is as far as it gets for her.
Really, i find it amazing, Children of Nowadays. The ease at which my 3 year old navigates his own tablet is astounding. I sincerely pray that their generation gets a better deal than ours so that their intelligent minds can be put to very positive use.