Friday, June 1, 2007
Cell Phones for PreSchool?
T.H.E. Journal had an article recently about a research study being conducted with cell phones and preschoolers! PBS teamed up with Sprint to create "software" for parent's cell phones. The software helped the preschool aged children learn their abc's. While immediately I was shocked by this, I realized that all toddlers love playing with button devices (such as cell phones and remote controls). Therefore when parents are waiting at their doctor's office and their preschooler is getting fidgety, the parents can hand them their cell phone with a learning activity. It seems this research study has successfully shown that cell phones can aid in young children learning their abc's!
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