Using the Computer to Help Toddlers Learn
Computers are an indispensable tool for older children, but when should parents start teaching their children computer skills? Many experts say that age two isn't too early. At age two, educators say that kids have the hand-eye coordination and attention span to enjoy supervised computer time. There are programs online that are geared toward children this age, who are attempting to manipulate the mouse and its ability to control what's happening on the screen. Most 2-year-olds enjoy having the control to make things happen on the screen -- whether it's shapes, colors or letters or a combination. Educational videos online can foster an interest in science, animals and other items of interest.