So, with having a blog we’re obviously big into technology. The one thing we don’t have is a tablet but we all might be getting one soon…yay!
We’re all psyched! Our mom especially likes how there’s so many educational apps, books, etc. Plus, tablets are way more portable than laptops and bigger and easier to read from then cell phones. So, We’re proud to share an article that goes deep into this topic, “Using Your Tablet PC as a Teaching Tool for Your Kids”. It’s obviously written to the parents but it still shares lots of awesome information!
Kids, want to make your parents happy and have fun? And, parents, want to have your kids have fun while learning and not wasting their time? Then this article is for both of you!
Using Your Tablet PC as a Teaching Tool for Your Kids
So you’ve finally broken down and purchased yourself a tablet PC like an iPad or Galaxy pad. You made a good decision.
According to Harris Interactive, one in five U.S. Consumers will own a tablet PC by 2014. Kids especially want tablets – a recent survey by the Nielsen Company showed that many kids 6 to 12 would rather own a tablet PC than a Nintendo DS. Many experts believe that tablet PCs will eventually replace textbooks in America’s schools. Tablets are small, light, portable, and often have brilliant screen resolution. Purchasing a new tablet gives your family a powerful tool to aid in the consumption of media and information.
Children love tablets because they function almost like a non-electronic toy – that is, they respond to physical touch. The sensation that you are physically controlling a computer, along with a simple, intuitive interface makes tablets a favorite amongst kids.
Tablets are great for reading books, watching movies, and surfing the web. You can use tablets as an educational tool for your children. Here are some ways to get started learning with your tablet.
Read on your tablet. A tablet PC is a great way to read to your kids while introducing them to technology.
We know how important it is to read to kids. You can use your tablet to read educational children’s books to your kids in a fun way using built-in apps like iBooks for iPad. If you already have an Amazon Kindle account, you can download the Kindle app onto your tablet and read most of the books that you have already purchased for your Kindle device. Though not all books that work on a Kindle will work on an iPad, many of them will.
Download fun apps. Apps are the key to maximizing the value of your tablet, and there are many great educational apps for kids.
Tablets have tons of great apps, many of them educational. Some apps are games, and some are more practical tools. Take some time to look at the educational apps in the app store of your tablet, take time to read the reviews, and find the apps that are right for your family. All types of apps are available for tablets – from animal apps for kids to piano lessons – and the option are endless to keep kids entertained. Many apps are available for free.
Surf the web with your kids. It is absolutely essential to your kids’ success that they learn how to use the internet the right way.
Tablets are a great and intuitive interface for using the web. Search engines, social media, and other web tools become more important every year. With a tablet PC, you and your children can literally touch the internet. Surfing the web with your fingers is a good way to introduce your kids to the internet and teach them how to best use it to their advantage.
There are a variety of ways to use your tablet with your kids for fun and educational purposes. Your tablet PC serves a number of purposes, and it’s an excellent way to remember that you and your kids can have fun learning.
So, do you have a tablet? Did you try these tips? What did you think? What educational tips do you have to share? Please comment below!