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Do Tablet Games Offer Benefits for Preschool Education in Sandy Plains, GA?

Posted on 01-13-2015

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The mobile revolution is most certainly upon us, with more people owning smartphones and mobile devices today than ever before. Smartphone usage across the country has more than doubled since 2010. With this sharp increase comes more exposure to this sort of technology from a young age. This is evident in the amount of applications and games developed specifically for preschoolers. Here, we take a look at whether tablet games are beneficial in preschool education:

Advantages

A major benefit that preschoolers can gain from using tablets and mobile devices is the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technology. This will prove to be an invaluable skill, especially in our increasingly digital world.

Another huge advantage is the sheer number of applications and games available that are specifically geared toward preschoolers. Game developers are constantly creating new engaging, and effective, applications specifically for the education of young children. If your child does not enjoy a certain application, you can easily find another. Using these apps can be a good way to introduce your preschooler to typically difficult subjects in a way that he or she will find more enjoyable.

Disadvantages

One of the major disadvantages of using tablets and mobile technology is that your child can become overly dependent on them at the expense of learning the basics, if used too much at a foundational level. While there are many benefits to using mobile technology, teaching basic skills without it is also important for your preschooler’s education.

Another disadvantage is that it can be expensive to equip every preschool child with a tablet. Preschoolers can often lose or break these devices making over reliance on tablets a disadvantage for children at this age.

Contact the specialized childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sandy Plains in Roswell, Georgia, to learn about our excellent preschool program that offers the right blend of foundational education and age-appropriate technology.

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