I have been hearing a few opposite opinions in regards to the intelligence of todlers and children nowadays. Some researches claim that the quick penetration of technology has made children smarter as there's much more information accessible for them, whilst other claim that automation of some processes makes various parts of the brain numb.
I personally think both are right. The humankind is ever-eveloving. The men of today, in the western world, has no need for certain skills that previous generations have wielded. So, the adaptive human brain makes room and leaves one aptitude out in order to improve others.
Today's children aren't more , or less intelligent, they are just different.