Due to the recent advancements in processing power made possible by companies like Intel, tablets have become the ideal “training wheels” for young digital natives.
At an affordable price, you can purchase multiple devices to help them ease into learning technology responsibly. Tablets are the ideal device for parents looking to teach their children about moderation and responsible technology use, while offering some great options for entertainment. Take a look at these highlights:
• Get them reading: Helping your children to enjoy reading is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll make in their growth. For avid readers, each child can build an unlimited digital bookshelf with their tablet. If your child is struggling, animated books with graphics or sound assistance may be the key that opens the door to a love of reading.
• Civilize drive-time: Banish “Are we there yet?” and “He’s on my side!” to the past with tablets. On a long drive, easily-transportable tablets can give your kids a wide selection of personalized movies and games to keep them entertained in the backseat—and you sane in the driver’s seat.
• Homework online: Your preteen’s in-class materials are increasingly being supplemented with online assets like website reading and educational videos. A tablet is easy to fit in a backpack and can hold a whole year of class notes, typed homework and class materials—good practice for post-secondary school.
• Inspire creativity: Equipped with a camera, photo editing tools and an unlimited colour palette, kids can flex their artistic muscle with a tablet in tow. You’ll treasure their photo collage from your last vacation or a video montage of favourite family moments.
Before trusting your little one with a smartphone, you can teach them how to use digital technology safely and responsibly with a tablet. Your local electronics store will have information on which tablets are the best for every member of your family.