Much as we want to steer our children away from gadgets, we have to accept that times have changed and technology is very much part of our lives now. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you should let your kids play on their iPads all day long. I’m saying that you could take advantage of technology to help kids learn.
There are many apps that can be downloaded to aid your child in his development. Educational apps such as Reading Eggs help children build their vocabulary. Storytelling apps with interactive programs help foster a love for reading and stimulate creativity. Some of their game apps are not only fun but also develop logical and critical thinking.
My 3-year old son is enjoying Eggy Alphabet and Eggy Vocabulary!
He memorized them all!
Great options on what you could play while learning the alphabet.
And this one is great! My little boy got an early training on writing!
A child’s mind can also be challenged while learning vocabulary on puzzles from Reading Eggs.
The great thing about Reading Eggs app is that the use of sounds for instructions. Some kids might get bored just reading it but hearing it as they read makes it more fun and learning!
All these apps were created to help children learn but also necessitate parental guidance. The important thing is to make sure that the apps your child is using are age-appropriate and educational. Look for those that have been created or developed hand-in-hand with educators Do also set a limit to how long he can use his gadget each day. There should be more time for active play and interaction with family and friends.
Try READING EGGS! They offer trials for parents and for teachers!