Child care in Queens Park, Baldivis and other Perth suburbs has changed over the years. The computer age has been with us so long that the parents of most of our children are millennials, or “Generation Y.” Millennials are the first generation to grow up with access to computers and the Internet as children.
Computers, computer games and tablets are being designed for younger and younger children. There are now tablets designed for preschoolers. From what we’ve seen, we can pretty much count on more and more products for children of younger and younger ages. While many parents are afraid their children can stumble onto information that isn’t appropriate for them, we can say one thing from experience: the more tech-savvy a child is, the better they seem to perform in school.
The Australian Government has a website that encourages children to use computers for learning. It is called cyber[smart:]. It has sections for kids 0-7, 8-12 and teens. It also provides resources for parents and teachers and even offers learning programs through its Outreach program.
cyber[smart:] for Young Kids
The Young Kids section has three parts: “Have some Fun,” “Online Safety” and “Hector’s World.”
Have some Fun has games, puzzles and an art section that can keep your child occupied and learning, even if they don’t think they are learning. The activities are a lot like those at any Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area: meant to engage children fully and allow the natural process of “learning through play” to take place.
Online Safety is a small page, but has one vital adage: “Think about the things you need to do to stay safe and play nicely online.” It has links to what children, parents and schools can do to promote online safety.
Hector’s World teaches how to counter online bullying and keep personal information safe.
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