We are upping the reading time for my youngest. He is much more of our physical, kinesthetic learner. Sometimes to a fault. So we are adding in more reading and focus words. It is such an interesting time of technology for our children. I have been on my soapbox about how important I feel print children's books are, and reading with our children. But that being said, I know that technology is a very real part of my children's generation.
So how do I bring that together? Well, I find some jewels of vintage old books and find good basic concepts with an occasional tweaking of the words (i.e. parental roles of 1960's) but really when can an elf really not make learning to read and storytell more fun whether it is 1962 or 2012?
What I have come to realize is that I cannot deny all technology and am trying to find the ways to bring that technologyin an responsible fun way to help him grow. We are just starting on that journey and I definitely place it on the lower scale of importance but would love to hear from you on your thoughts- what approach are you taking in bringing technology in your learning environment? Are there any great apps you recommend?
By the way, my favorite discovery for chalkboard work is a chalk pencil instead of chalk. It works great for fine writing details on the old slate. I found it at the art supply section at the hobby store, but you may also look in the sewing sections, known as a pattern pencil.