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

By Arwen Hann
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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.


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