I used book-learning to teach myself programming before I was ten. This had hugely negative impacts for my University degree over a decade later.
Starting early will also expose 'natural talent' and make it easier to give them guidance and support (in the example that the child may never otherwise have access to computing facilities that would allow them to learn this, although that is becoming far less common).
The quick start feature has been mentioned elsewhere, but you can now control the menu, as well as other apps that were restricted to the GamePad and Stylus such as eShop and Internet Browser, with Wii Remote or Pro Controllers.
I did see that on some images when I was looking for it later. I was only this evening marvelling at how thoroughly the design team refine their products, such as the tripod mount point on the back of the GamePad.
I wondered if I'd missed a meeting or two, until you said we gaol people for not voting. it's a small fine which would expire with the statute of limitations before SPAR would try to incarcerate you for it.