Technology has worked up with the world of games, and today, more and more children are turning to computer games more often because they offer more games and activities that were specifically designed for children.
Computers play a big part of our everyday life. You can find a computer in almost every home in America, not only for entertainment purposes, but also for educational purposes.
School departments across the country have recognized the value of adding computers to classes and in many schools there are computer stations where children can complete their assignments.
Teachers can program the computers in their classroom with learning activities that children will enjoy playing, without realizing that they are actually learning.
Most households have working parents, when they come home from work; they have household chores such as laundry, preparing dinner, clean up. There is very little time to supervise or even help with homework.
In families that have single parents, time is even more constricted. This is where a computer can assist the parents by assisting the child with their homework.
There are some drawbacks to a child learning from a computer, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.
Strategic and analytical skills can be learned a lot faster on a computer then in a conventional classroom. Software has been developed in age appropriate levels to help the child identify numbers shapes and colors.
Parents and teachers can download or install software to give the child the resources he or she needs to complete any assignment. The child is taught how to turn the computer on, and how to operate it; he or she will have access to a wealth of information.
Games are not only for entertainment purposes. They can teach a child how to think about how to overcome an obstacle and solve a puzzle. It is strategic thinking that they can carry into their adult lives.
It is recommended that parents choose carefully the games and programs that they download. It should be something age appropriate to avoid the child getting frustrated and give up. A child needs something that is challenging, but not impossible to complete. The Internet offers millions of downloadable games and activities for children of all ages. It is important that the parent screens the games before their child or children use them.
Allowed older children to pick the subjects and activities that interest them. If they enjoy science, then download a program that he or she can do a science project on the computer. If you have a mathematically genius, then download math projects. It can be fascinating for a child and they are learning at the same time.
If you want to spend more time with your child, you can make computer time quality time spent with your child. Sit with them when they are at the computer and encourage them, when they complete an area of the program praise them.
If you can replace television time with computer time, you are not only assisting them with their education, you are creating fun filled family time that your children will really respond to.