Learning enhances knowledge. If we claim that there are no boundaries or restrictions for learning, the claim may not be false. In the era of digitalization, using technology for learning is the best thing to do. If you are a parent and want your kid to have a learning environment, you can use technology to boost their learning capability.
In our times, we had limited access to technology, but now every kid has access to the internet and electronic gadgets. We cannot reduce their on-screen time, and we cannot engage them in physical activities without their consent. All we can do is, we can channelize their potential and introduce them to the concept of effective utilization of on-screen time to enhance their capabilities and establish a healthy learning environment for them. Here we will try to share some methodologies, how we can use technology for our kids. Before that, let’s have a look at the value-added benefits of using technology.
Benefits of Using Technology for Kids Learning:
In the world of technology, kids spend more time on screen. Here we would like to address some benefits that are directly associated with the use of technology.
- Future Preparation: Technology is the future, and we know this for more than a decade. Helping your child with effective utilization of technology will help them to prepare for the future.
- Power of Collaboration: Using technology has been associated with collaboration as kids are more interested in helping each other. Getting your child hand-on practice for technology will make them more collaborative.
- Emotional Bonding: It has been observed that spending time with your child will help to create a strong bond with the child, and using technology will be more fun.
After the discussion of value-added benefits, let’s discuss how parents can incorporate technology for enhancing the learning of their kids
1. Digitalizing the Content:
One of the best ways to engage your kid is to help them learn what you feel the best for them. It is only possible if you integrate the topics you want them to learn on digital platforms. If you want them to learn poems, then technology is the best thing to use as there are several poems available. If you want your kid to be strong in academics, then you can incorporate videos of the related topic to enhance their learning. Early learning online programs are available that can be helpful for our kids.
2. Educational Games:
If we talk about kids, they are more interested in games. They understand what is happening in it and learn new things. If we include games for using their on-screen effectively, we need to add educational games that are available online. Multiple educational games like mathematical games, puzzle-solving games, and many more are available free of cost, which eventually helps the parents to improve the learning of the kid. Other than these educational games, learning capability can be enhanced by scavenger hunts as they will have to search for the answer to the questions.
3. Empower Them To Explore:
If we talk about technology, especially the internet, we all know that a lot of content is available for everything you want. The use of the internet can be beneficial only if you monitor your kids regularly. Keeping an eye on your kid does not make you a spy, but it will help you to understand what they prefer.
4. Assignments and Task:
One of the most important setbacks of using technology is that it is time-consuming. If you allow your kid to use technology for hours, he will not be distracted, and he will use the gadget for hours. One important methodology you can use here is to assign tasks and give interesting things to your child to explore using technology. This will help you to guide your child, and you can create an engaging and learning environment for your child. Your child will be more interested if they are ensured a reward on the completion of the given task.
You must have observed that in our entire discussion, we have never tried to stop the child from using technology. We only shared the ways, how we can channelize our children to adapt to learning with fun. We believe that technology is one of the best things science has given to us. All we need to do is, identify how to use it with our kids.