How to Use Technology to Teach Your Child – Playing Games with a Purpose
In most classrooms in America, children as young as kindergarten are being given access to computers and tablets. It is increasingly important that we find ways to use technology to teach our children.
I have already talked with you about the importance of teaching your children how to do basic searches on Google. Another thing to think about is allowing them to play games. Games play a big part in the learning process.
Apps For Handheld Devices
There are many different children friendly apps available for educational purposes. Even fruit ninja can serve a purpose in helping a child learn how to use a touchscreen.
Here are some of the top apps you can check out for your devices.
Kids love Annie and Moby, which are the guides that lead your child through each topic. This app is great for kids that are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
The subjects that are featured vary from health, math, writing, reading, social studies, science, and technology. This app helps children to think critically and ask questions about the subjects.
Doodle Buddy lets your child paint, draw, scribble and sketch. They can draw with their finger just like they are fingerpainting, only on a tablet.
The app also has the feature to connect your children with other people on the internet. With its, intuitive features, it is great for children of all ages.
Our Story increases reading skills for your children and allows them to get excited about reading. The app was created by specialists at The Open University. With this resource, your child will be able to play fun games that can help to develop their interest and increase their understanding.
Funbrain offers 5 different games for your preschooler or kindergartener to play. One of the games helps your child work on their math skills by identifying numbers. There is a shape game as well as an alphabet game.
Educational Websites For Kids
Children have the chance to play on educational websites at school. You can talk with your child’s teacher to ask them to tell you which websites they get on when they are at school. This will help to reinforce their learnings.
You can also check out the list of educational websites I put together a few months ago. With this list of websites you can help your children learn more efficiently.
It is important to use all of the resources you have access to for the purpose of educating your children.