Most children will be introduced to a computer before age 3 which can be a very good thing. Many games offer important developmental skills such as listening, sequencing, visual memory and more! Some games encourage children to learn colours, shapes, counting, differences, letters, numbers, music/songs, patterns and sequences, phonics and vocabulary. Obviously the help of an adult is required. These types of games are available both in French and English. I have 3 girls under the age of 4 and they very much enjoy playing on the computer, whether it be to color or learn.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Jump Ahead Preschool
- Kea Coloring Book (which is free)
- Caillou: Four Seasons of Fun
- The “Lapin Malin” series
- And there are many more out there worth checking out.
Try them out with your children and let me know what you think and if you see an improvment with your child’s development. It will certainly give you an opportunity to sit down with your kids and have fun playing on the computer at the same time.