So what is a touch screen computer?

A touch screen computer is an advanced technology that engages children in our nursery, allowing them to document processes with their fingers.

What is written, drawn and created on the computer appears instantly, where it can then be saved and printed.

The children can develop social, emotional and technological skills through use of a touch screen computer, as well as developing fine-motor skills such as hand-eye coordination.

Children are able to imaginatively create, as well as edit and alter, continuously learning about graphics, design, and modern processes. The benefits are profound. Children collaborate more, swap ideas, help each other and enhance their language skills. We’ve found:

  • Children are inspired and delighted by using the touch-screen computers.
  • They love to touch it and make things happen – after all its an intuitive reaction for them!
  • They enhance their motor skills, speech and language, reading and writing, number skills, memory and social development, and IT skills.
  • The visual presentation, highly motivating graphics and sound, and immediate feedback enables the children to learn at their own pace.

Curriculum for excellence early level outcome for technology:

“I enjoy playing with and exploring technologies to discover what they can do and how they can help us”

Touch screen computers can be used to support many aspects of Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Skills in using tools, equipment, software and materials
  • Critical thinking through exploration and discovery
  • Searching and retrieving information
  • Making connections between specialist skills
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