Many of us adults believe that computer technology is a wonderful thing, and it’s now a part of our daily lives. However, for children, this type of technology is an essential part of their lives. It’s not uncommon for children as young as 5 to have a computer of their own. Whilst some generations may think this is something that should be considered a “luxury”, they don’t fully understand just what an important role these so called “gadgets” play in a child’s life.
Sure, the internet poses it’s dangers for kids, but any responsible parent will make sure their child is not exposed to content that could be damaging for them. One of the main reasons a parent will introduce their child to the world of I.T is so they can help educate them when they’re not at school.
Now, we all know how children will resist being taught anything, it’s just all far too grown up, but there are companies out there that have thought about this. This is why websites have started to spring up that will allow you to cheaply download kids’ apps.
It doesn’t matter if you have a desktop computer, iPad, iPhone, or any other type of device that connects to the internet, it’s possible to download all sorts of things that will grab the interest of your child, and one of the most popular is books.
Reading is hugely important, and a child should start learning this basic skill as soon as they’re old enough to speak. You may be thinking this is just another way of reading a book in the traditional way, but these books are anything but!
As said, the companies behind kids’ appsknow how difficult it is for a parent to get their child to sit still long enough to learn about something. Not only that, if you ever utter the words “now let’s have little lesson in…..” you’re kids are out the door before you know it!
You see, these programs are interactive books of kids, and they don’t just tell a story, they teach as well. Many of them will have various different ways in which your child can read the story. They can choose to have it read to them by a recorded voice, or read it by them-selves.
It doesn’t stop there. Your child will be entertained with amazing animated graphics, fantastic sound effects, and music. All of this combined together will keep your child’s attention, and they can start to widen their vocabulary.
One of the best things about books like this that your child will learn without knowing it, and for any parent this is a good thing. They can stop what they’re reading at any-time and click on a word to have the meaning explained to them. There are also books like this that will actually pronounce a chosen word for your child.
This all serves to help them get off to a good start with their education, and its fun for them as well. Don’t think you’ll run out of subjects either. Websites that offer kids’ apps are constantly updating the books they have, and there are literally millions to choose from.
If you’re looking for a way to get your child to stop playing computer games, and start to learn something instead, why not try books like this? Many websites offer a free trial period, and my bet is you won’t be disappointed!
Author: Isaiah Poe is a retired teacher who loves teaching and writing books about youth.