Benefits of Educational Apps for Preschoolers

In this technologically advanced society it’s no surprise that children as young as three and four are getting in on the trend. Studies have shown that children who have computers at home performed much higher in reading and math than children who do not have access to computers.

My 4-year-old son is a perfect example of this statistic. Since the age of three he has been fascinated by the computer and tablet we own. Considering he sees Mommy and Daddy using them quite often, it makes a lot of sense he would show interest.

Super J has been reading since age three. Yes, reading. He knows how to spell, write age appropriate words, and many other advanced learning skills. We have seen the benefits firsthand of a child using technology and we’re impressed.

There’s an overwhelming amount of educational games and age appropriate learning apps that exist for preschoolers. Many of them help children trace letters, fine-tune motor skills, teach them how to spell, read, and encourage imagination.

Some of our favorites are:

Pre-K Letters and Numbers

Sight Words

Preschool

Play 1, 2, 3

I highly encourage any parent to take the time to show their child how to use a computer or tablet. If you don’t own one, there are many county libraries that offer computer access. Even one day a week can make a difference.

We of course limit the amount of time our son spends on the tablet/home computer. It’s typically an hour a day based on good behavior. It’s a great reward system tool and it benefits his learning in the end.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. No compensation was received for this post.

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Comments

  1. I wish there had been stuff like this when my son was younger. I think things like this really help.

  2. I think it’s so wise to expose kids to all these learning opportunities available!

  3. thanks for sharing! These wold be great for my daughter

  4. My youngest learned quite a lot from apps when he was younger and before he started school.

  5. I would also suggest the Monkey preschool line of apps…my little guy loves them.

  6. My step-daughter is trying to keep her 2 year-old son away from TV and other “screen tech” until much later, but I am hoping she breaks down now that her secod child is on the way and lets him access great apps like these!

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