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Education and Technology: Using technology in your child's education.

Miniland Educational: Playing today, for tomorrow

By Miniland

October 24, 2017

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As parents, it’s unlikely that you had the technology at your disposal that is now available to your kids. So while we may realize the importance of integrating technology into our children’s education, it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to figuring out how to do it.

Technology is essential for your child’s education today, and you need to find a way to create and incorporate a holistic, comprehensive technique to introduce technology into your child’s education.

It’s much more than simply choosing the right device, it’s also about ensuring they get the right exposure in different educational elements and teaching them about online security; as well as managing the amount of time they spend in front of the screen.

These are some of the most effective ways to combine education and technology for an all-round experience for your child:

Take it out and about

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Don’t put technology in a vacuum; it isn’t something to be simply used in a room and never taken out. Try and get your child to do educational activities outside of your home. Use tablet cameras, writing programs and other tools to help your child create memorable experiences when they are out. For example, you could take them to the zoo and measure the temperature of different biome zones, they can record different creatures, draw them and do other interesting things all through tools and software programs on their tablet.

Find real-world examples

STEM subjects are a fast growing academic requirement and it’s likely that your child will move into a science, technology, engineering or math-based career in the future. The problem is that most kids don’t find these subjects all that interesting. However, use real world examples and their interest will most likely be piqued. Watch shows like Mythbusters and then try your own experiments (on a smaller scale) at home. Explode coke and mentos, make home volcanoes, use recipes to learn fractions and do other fun educational activities.

Let them learn at their own pace

One of the greatest things about learning through technology is that it allows children to learn at their own pace. So often in classroom environments, we find that children that are incredibly smart have to wait for others to catch up, and slower kids may be rushed and miss important lessons. Ensure that your child has the opportunity to learn in a personalized environment that allows them to take it step-by-step; they are much more likely to learn through technology if you let them do it at their own speed.

Incorporate games

Children learn best through having fun, and that also applies to technology. Simply putting a computer in front of them and expecting your child to learn how to adapt or use code is not going to work; it also goes for having them complete boring lesson plans. There are tons of new apps and educational games that your child can now use to enhance their tech skills, and be sure to get some for your home.

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Miniland educational toys were developed specifically to teach children about using technology, and traditional learning techniques by having fun. The games are all age-appropriate and our products were designed with the intention of teaching specific developmental skills to young children. Contact us for more information.