A Letter to Parents on Computers

•    math skills and concepts such as counting and numerical relationships,
•    beginning reading concepts,
•    how to express creativity, and
•    how to solve problems.


We encourage children to work at the computer in pairs. This helps them learn from each other and develops their social skills at the same time. While the children are working at the computer, we ask them questions such as these to help them think about what they're doing: 
•    "What made you decide to choose this program to work on?"
•    "What do you suppose will happen if you press the escape key?"

By working with children in these ways, we not only encourage their growth and development but also help prepare them for a future in which they will need to know how to work with computers.


What You Can Do at Home


You may or may not have a computer in your home. It is certainly not necessary that you do have one in order to benefit from the computer area. If you do have a home computer and would like to know some things that you can do with your child at home, please contact us. We will be glad to help to provide you with assistance, including how to judge which programs are appropriate for use with young children.


You may be interested in visiting our program to observe how children use computers. If you'd like to volunteer to work with children in the computer area, we'd be delighted to have your help.


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