When you have small children at home, even though you love them, you may not trust them around technology. You’ve heard the story a million times, of parents who let their children play with their smartphone, and one day it slips through their tiny hands, smashing onto the ground. However, because of the modern world we live in, it’s very wise to start children off early and introduce technology into their lives.
People from an older generation find it difficult to adapt to the new ways of living and technology surrounds them. The opposite should be done for your small children, because you not only want them to adapt to technology but utilize it to live a better life. The home is where this journey can start, but at the same time, you need to be careful. Therefore, you should aim to bring child-friendly technology around them at a young age.
Educational online games
There are so many educational games for children online. You have a plethora of categories, such as math, art, history, English, science, sport the list goes on and on. Together with their regular homework from school, you could allow them to sit at the computer, playing educational games. Not only is this a better alternative to console gaming, but it helps small minds to develop early.
However, they are kids after all, and they can make mistakes. Mechanical keyboards can be ruined if a child accidentally spills their juice over them, or perhaps drops it from their lap. So, look at a company that is a manufacturer of membrane keyboards. They keyboards are soft to the touch, sensitive, and yet robust. Since it’s a membrane, no liquids can penetrate, and it’s also an easy material to clean.
Get them a tablet
Don’t get them a phone, get them a tablet. Unfortunately, smartphones are very large these days, and they are a bit of a distraction for children who bring them to school. You could, however, buy them a tablet, which is basically like a small computer. They can save their documents of poems, short stories, essays and whatever else on the. You can then print them off as opposed to purely just writing in a book. A tablet is also great because it’s a lot sturdier than a smartphone and less likely to be dropped from the hands. They can play educational games on the move, so if you’re on a road trip, the children in the back might be playing mathematical games. They can also draw and be creative with a tablet because the many apps that exist for children give them the opportunity for unlimited imagination. If you have more than one child, by getting them separate tablets, they can interact with each other in these games, and help each other out; forming a closer bond in the process.
Not all technology is going to corrupt your children’s minds. There’s a fine line between distraction and fun learning. Although it’s not wise to get your children a smartphone early on, a tablet would keep them thinking during long trips, and when waiting in line for a lengthy period. Equally, by protecting your keyboard from spills and bits of food, they can improve their homework and make learning into a game.
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