Over the past decade, the use of technology in children’s education has exploded, and there are now literally thousands of tablet and smartphone apps created to help kids learn in more interactive and entertaining ways. The debate about using apps for educational purposes is still ongoing, but despite any supposed drawbacks for children, the benefits of using apps for even preschool education are numerous and in some extent proven. Read below to find out more about four.
1. Social Interaction
It may seem counterintuitive, but experts say that apps can be an extremely effective educational tool because they spur engagement between parents and children. According to Rose Luckin, a professor based at the University of London, Preschool or kindergarten age children who complete activities on a smartphone or tablet and then repeat the process to show their parents engage in important “talk time,” which not only reinforces the lesson or skill that they learned but also creates important engagement between parents and their children. Continue Reading