Computers are fantastic resources for young children as well as their parents. Using
the computer and going online with your child can teach them many useful skills as
well as being a fun activity to share together.
Basic keyboard skills: your child will begin to make out letters and numbers on the
keyboard and get the idea that they can create words or give answers.
Using the mouse: a great way for your child to develop their fine motor skills whilst
learning to navigate around the screen, select different options, click on correct
Having fun: just like sharing a book, playing on the computer can be a lovely close
Learning how to behave on the computer or online: playing together for 10, 15 or
20 minutes and then going to do something else interesting shows children that there
are lots of laughs and fun to be had off line as well. Variety is the spice of life
for young children. Whilst you are playing on the computer you can also teach your
child how to treat and respect this expensive item of equipment.
There are many fabulous resources for children on the Internet. Here are links to
some of our favourite sites:
Young children love the familiarity of everyday situations. Spot takes them to the
beach, the garden, and plays a cooking game. Create your own Spot story book, find
out about Spot's friends and family, dress up Spot, or watch some video clips! If
your child loves Spot, they'll love playing with him in these simple toddler online