Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Ben and the Computer
We like the idea of Ben learning to use a computer. They start introducing kids to computers (and computing) earlier and earlier in our schools, and there are a lot of great resources out there to help Ben learn about the world beyond the Adirondack Park. The sites we like the best engage Ben's interest, help him gain confidence with the mouse and keyboard, improve his fine motor skills, are educational, and, of course, are fun enough that he asks to go back again...
Some of the best sites out there are:
Check out the hotlinks above on your own, or with the toddler of your choice, and prepare to be amazed at the interactivity and positive stimulation available, especially when compared to watching a DVD for the 20th time or TV with commercials.