Tablets for kindergarten and their creative uses
It's normal to think that tablets don't belong in kindergarten. Many experience this as a pacifying "babysitter", anything but what a kindergarten is and should be. But tablets can be useful and a good resource to help kids transition into digital life safely and creatively.
The framework for kindergartens emphasizes that children should have an outlet for their creative joy, wonder, and exploration. Through good use of tablets one can facilitate this, in various ways. For example, there is no reason why even kindergarten children can’t be introduced to coding, and in this way work with language, movement, creativity and technology.
While coding may not be something for all kindergartens at first, tablets have several uses in everyday life:
- Listen to music
- Take pictures
- Retrieve information from the Internet
- Play computer games
- Watch movie
- Using drawing programs
- Using writing programs
For the implementation of data or tablets to be successful, the staff need to receive sufficient training to be able to utilize it’s full potential. If this is done correctly you will not only be able to lay a good foundation for each child but also help to balance the social differences in digital literacy among our youngest.
At Elkjøp we have several different tablets suitable for young children, as well as information about what to consider before investing in this for your kindergarten. It is also important to think about what accessories you need that will make your tablet able to withstand a little extra. Feel free to contact us and we will help you choose the right one