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Tech vs worksheets, printables for early years, preschool or kindergarten

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by sevenseals, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. sevenseals

    sevenseals New commenter

    Nowadays, EYFS children are skilful in swiping screens. Mobile apps helps a child in reading and listening.

    Pen and paper activities help a child learn drawing and writing. It can also be used for games with social interactions.
    Drawing and writing activities help develop the child’s general motor skills.

    What is the ideal balance between worksheets and technology.
    Should teachers introduce more technology related activities or depend more on traditional pen and paper.
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  2. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    I was expecting this to be a debate or piece of research not an advertisement for worksheets.
    In my humble, worksheets have no place in the Early Years Classroom.
     
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Neither pen(cil) and paper, nor mobile apps have more than a very small place in early years.
     
  4. sevenseals

    sevenseals New commenter

    Agreed, but parents let their kids use mobile apps for sing-along or bed time story at an early age.
     
  5. sevenseals

    sevenseals New commenter

    What are the disadvantages of homeschool kids using mobile apps as one of the tools. Will it affect the child's general motor skill development? Will it cause myopia at an early stage? What about social interaction skill?

    Will the child who uses mobile apps regularly be more intelligent than another child who don't?
     

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