ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationThe lead public advisor on early childcare and education

National organisation for the ECE sector

See: About Us

 

The iPad and other Tablets: Handy Technology for Learning and What to Consider

By Arwen Hann
© ChildForum

 

In this modern world there is no escaping technology and our children’s generation are likely to come across technology in most areas of their life.

Many people feel that pre-schoolers are too young to be introduced to technology like computers but with technology surrounding them even from primary school and in many cases these days from early childhood education where many services now use digital cameras and laptops to produce learning stories or even have their own websites to promote their services, it is important that children become comfortable using technology.

While computers should never completely replace traditional activities like curling up with a good book or throwing sticks in the river, introducing your toddlers and pre-schoolers to computers in a controlled way can be of benefit for them.

To this end, a touch screen tablet device like an Apple iPad can be a great way to start because they are small and light which makes them easy for little hands to handle and the touch screen technology is easy to understand and intuitive to use.

Read more below about how the iPad can be useful for children's learning and what things you need to bear in mind when choosing an iPad, applications (apps) and when and where the iPad will be used.

READ MORE


Oops ... you are attempting to view an article or a resource in the member-only area for Educators.  This is available exclusively to our Educator members.   

To keep reading, you need to login with your Educator membership login Smile

Not a member?  Look below ↓ for the click here button below ↓   It will take you to the membership page to sgin up and choose your own unique username and password.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options

Educator
Membership

Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service Provider  
Membership

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
A unique username and password

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year
A username and password or IP address access