Teaching Technology To Preschool
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Technology these days mainly means computers. A preschooler can exhibit amazing capacity to learn computers. They can absorb information and also use it. However, they can only do limited things with the computer at this age. Introducing the concept of using computers is not a bad idea.
They can be easily taught to use simple tools like Paint or Word. The number of different colors and tools available on the Paint program will only make it more interesting for them. They will be more creative.
There are conflicting ideas among people actually about teaching technology to kids at this age. Some people think it is too early and not required. Children should actually develop their motor skills and other physical skills. With the use of computers these may not develop properly. However, research has found that there is no harm in introducing technology to preschoolers, but schools should not use computers as a main source of teaching for this age group.
A preschooler does not have elaborate subjects to study, and since these are the formative years academically, they learn in a step by step fashion. At this age, children have to learn to write and read as well. This is not possible if they start using computers. They may know how to identify the alphabet or number but cannot write it. Technology can be taught for fun-based activities like painting and drawing. Children can learn to use the computer to listen to music or identify general knowledge based things under the guidance of the teacher.
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