Friday, June 4, 2010

Computers and Early learners

I have a student computer in my Pre K classroom and so often it sits in the back of the room untouched.  I do not want to use it just for the sake of using it. I want meaningful activities that provide concrete experiences.  I would like to do more research in this area to discover what age appropriate activities I can provide. I know that many of my students do not have access to computers at home, so it would be a new experience that allowed for a different approach to learning.
I came across this article that inspired me to research more ideas and integrate computer use by providing guidelines and things to consider when reasearching for 3 and 4 year olds. Next step is finding the activites...I will keep you posted!


  1. Really at age 3 and 4 I would find some kind of educational, age-appropriate game that works on fine motor skills. I've taught several kids in Kindergarten who still needed a LOT of work on fine motor as well as lacked the understanding that what their hand is doing is affecting the things on the screen.

  2. Thanks Allison, I appreciate the tip.