7 Ways Screen Time Can Improve Learning

December 10, 2015, Chennai

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For Parents | By Shubha Janardhan | July 02, 2015

With the seemingly increasing rise of computer use and technology in children, technology is being used for more than entertainment areas.

  The Internet is like an open textbook which teach academic subjects in new, interesting ways.  Recent studies show how games and other technologies can quickly improve children's academic learning, brain enrichment, shaping attitudes and even helping them realize their potential. 

We’ve all been warned against the dangers of too much tech time. But recent studies suggest time spent on the computer could actually improve your child’s grades and overall development when used appropriately.

Boosting Literacy Levels

In a 2014 study, conducted in India, found that computer use improved the literacy of kindergarten children. Time spent interacting with traditional keyboards and touch screens helped 4-year-olds recognize letters—the building block to early reading and spelling—more often than their peers elsewhere.

Training Young Brains

Another study found brain-training computer games boosted the cognitive skills like memory, flexibility and speed of LKG or UKG children within weeks. 

Individualizing Challenges And Learning

With the help of the computer and online learning environments, children can learn at their own pace and without the criticism of other adults.  Even if children make

Facilitating Communication

This is a great way for children to communicate with their parents, teachers, friends and relatives.  Research found a very interest point – when children are not faced with face time and are able to communicate hidden behind technology, their fears reduce and are able to communicate more openly.

Making Learning Fun

Children learn in different ways.  With the use of technology, learning can be made fun an relevant for the child in the way they learn.

Learning Foreign Languages

Helping your LKG or UKG child learn world languages at a young age is crucial.  Research shows that neurons grow at a faster rate when children learn new languages and form new neural networks.

Explaining Math Concepts

While learning subjects like math – instant feedback is a critical component.  This kind of feedback not only helps children learn faster, but they also learn how to take on failures and move on faster.

Shubha Janardhan is the Co-Creator of Nidara.  

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