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ERIC Number: ED433143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 120
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-931114-24-1
Young Children & Computers.
Hohmann, Charles
Based on the assumption that young children can benefit from a careful, developmentally appropriate introduction to computers, this guide for early childhood teachers and parents is designed to help children aged 3 to 6 years have enjoyable, educational, confidence-building experiences working with computers. Chapter 1 discusses recent developments in the computer industry that have allowed the development of computers suited to young children and presents the questions guiding a study of computers in the High/Scope demonstration preschool classroom. Chapter 2 contains advice about getting started with classroom computers, what equipment and materials to buy, and how to make them accessible to children. Chapter 3 outlines possible uses of the computer throughout a typical day in the preschool or kindergarten classroom. Chapters 4 and 5 describe specific computer programs promoting young children's language development and logical/mathematical thinking. Chapter 6 concludes with a discussion of other significant curriculum issues involved in young children's computer use, including computer-generated artwork, creativity, and computer literacy. The guide's appendix provides a list of software and equipment producers and a glossary of computer-related terms. (KB)
High/Scope Press, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; Tel: 313-485-2000; Fax: 313-485-0704.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.