How Young is Too Young for A Computer?

(I tweeted about this earlier and got some interesting repsonses, so I thought I'd bring it to the group.)

I'm contemplating getting my soon-to-be six year old a netbook for hristmas. She's asked for another learning/toy laptop, but they don't seem to last very long, or do a very good job teaching her anything. She loves playing on websites like on my laptop, so I'm wondering if it's too early to just get her a netbook that she can call her own, or that the girls can share (I have a 4 year old as well). She's very careful with her things and takes good care of them, and a netbook would be a perfect size for them.

So...what age do you feel your children would be ready for a computer of their own?


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