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Introducing technology to children in the early years can be beneficial for their cognitive and educational development. Technology can provide children with interactive and engaging learning experiences that can help them learn new skills and concepts in a fun and interactive way.

On this page you'll find some tips on how you can use technology with your child at home.

Boy being awarded a sticker by a Nursery Practitioner for taking part in a 'Super STEAM' Digi Table activity at nursery 

Encourage your child to help you scan the shopping at the supermarket

It can help to familiarize them with the technology used in the supermarket such as barcode scanners, touchscreens, and self-checkout machines. It can also help to develop their digital literacy skills as they learn how to use technology to complete a task, as well as learning about the importance of accuracy and attention to detail when using technology.

Furthermore, it can also be a great way to introduce children to the concept of technology in the real world and how it is used in everyday life.

Young boy with a basket trolley walking through a supermarket 

Let your child take photos when you’re out and about or at home

Creative experiences can be used to help children learn about colour, shape, form and texture, they can also help to foster children’s self-esteem

By encouraging children to take photos whilst your out and about, on holiday, or at home, it helps to develop their creativity and imagination as they learn to compose and capture different images.

Additionally, it can help to improve their problem-solving, curiosity, and critical thinking skills as they learn how to adjust camera settings, lighting, and angles to achieve the desired effect.

A little girl takes a photo on a camera for instant photo printing

Introduce creating voice notes with your child

Creating voice notes with your child is another great way to teach them about technology.

It allows them to experiment with and learn how to use voice recording software, and can also help them to understand the various ways in which technology can be used.

Creating voice notes is a fun way to develop children's communication skills, language development, creativity and imagination.

Boy playing with binoculars and a telephone
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