Once the child attends preschool there's even more technology accessible for them. In a preschool classroom you can find light tables, writing tablets, interactive games, smart boards, iPads, ebooks - the list is endless.
As an early childhood teacher I'm always on the hunt for interactive applications for my students. My main criteria is cognitive development. I look for apps in which the student works on eye-hand coordination dragging from one side to the other, I look for catchy tunes and songs, and I look for problem solving opportunities.
Alphabet Learning Apps offers just what I look for in a quality
educational application for my students.
A specific game my students can't get enough of is the
EduKittyEduKitty ABC from Cubic Frog.
This alphabet game has necessary skills development
opportunities we must offer young learners.
Learning to connect-the-dots teaches children sequence, exercise fine motor skills, spatial relationships, and cause and effect among other skills necessary for writing.
Left to right correspondence is the beginning of early writing and emergent reading. It encompasses the correct mechanism of directionality. It is also the base for segmentation words and have reading success.
Matching letter is a skill we work on regularly. Letter and word awareness is critical in early years. Matching letters involve problem solving, visual letter discrimination, and the ability to identify similarities and differences among letters.