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  1. 1. (Mullin,2012). (NY Daily News 2012).
  2. 2. IntroductionOver 30 years technology has grownrapidly (Blake et al., 2012a)The benefits of using computers and tabletsfor learning instead of as a babysitter:Positive effects on developmentEnhancing literacy and numeracy skills
  3. 3. DevelopmentEarly childhood sensory stimulation adds tosocial, emotional and cognitive development(Blake et al., 2012a).Adult presence is important to stopchild getting stuck and help themunderstand concepts (Ferrari, 2012).
  4. 4. LiteracyChildren’s literacy skills enhanced with:Writing programs on the computerWriting apps and eBooks on tablets(Van Scoter, Ellis, & Railsback, 2001).EBooks provide children with a virtualbookshelf, and are available to them24 / 7 (Guernsey, 2011).(Ferrari, 2012)
  5. 5. NumeracyComputers and tablets help children formA strong conceptual understanding of numeracy.Children become aware of geometricmotions such as turn, flip and slidewhen using computer tools with shapes(Blake, Winsor, & Allen, 2012b).
  6. 6. ConclusionIf tablets and computers are notused as a babysitter, but insteadfor enhancing and supporting development.They can be a valuable learning tool.Parents can use the opportunity todiscuss and interact with their child.(Beckham, 2012).
  7. 7. ConclusionIf tablets and computers are notused as a babysitter, but insteadfor enhancing and supporting development.They can be a valuable learning tool.Parents can use the opportunity todiscuss and interact with their child.(Beckham, 2012).

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