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5 Ways To Integrate Technology Into Your Child's Education

Written by Erik Larson, Community Blogger | Jul 11, 2017 3:28 AM

With the growing use of home computers and tablets, technology has rapidly grown to be a part of nearly every person's life. Although there are some downsides of technology, there are numerous ways technology benefits individuals throughout their daily lives. Even more, technology is an excellent educational tool for children of all ages. Learning how to read and write does not seem like a fun activity for small children, which is why most websites and online applications teach children life skills through play. There are several ways you can incorporate technology into your child's educational journey daily.

1. Teach Children Basic Objects
Technology is an excellent tool used to teach objects to children. There are several applications online that use "flashcard" style images to teach children animals, shapes, letters, and numbers. The designs and colors make learning a fun process for young children. This type of technology can be incorporated into your child's learning process at birth and is recommended throughout their early childhood until they reach the age of 8-years-old. 

2. Use Online Coloring Pages
Online coloring pages are an excellent tool for teaching children how to draw basic designs, like animals and objects, while learning their colors. These fun videos work to turn the learning process into a fun and interactive session that keeps children interested as they learn. These coloring pages make excellent educational tools, where you can work with your child by watching the videos and explaining to your little one the various colors and objects. 

3. Teach Your Child to Read with E-books
E-books are an excellent tool used to teach small children how to read. E-book applications are often animated and interactive to keep little learners interested. These apps help children sound out words, connect words to images and are often an excellent tool for teaching children how to read English and other languages. A lot of reading applications are divided by reading levels, becoming increasingly challenging as their reading skills develop.

4. Use Online Applications and Websites to Sharpen Math Skills
Young children, especially those who are unable to read, use visual components to learn. Math applications take advantage of this learning technique by incorporating fun colors and designs into easy-to-follow lessons. You can use technology to teach children how to read clocks, learn basic addition and subtraction, small fractions, and other math skills that will benefit them throughout their entire life. 

5. Teaching Science to New Learners
There are several applications available on tablets, iPhones, and computers that teach young learners various scientific topics. A lot of these applications focus on preschool age learners, teaching them various scientific topics through "episodes". These interactive applications make learning fun and exciting, keeping children engaged as they learn about the solar system, farming and plant growth, weather, dinosaurs, and even alchemy.

Whether you want to get a jump start on drawing, learning colors, reading, or basic math skills, technology can be an extremely beneficial component of your child's learning process.

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