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What to Look for in Apps that Claim to Boost Your Children’s Development?

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Family activities have been increasingly monopolized by technology. Even children already have a natural access to augmented reality and technology as a whole. Although much has been written about the advantages and disadvantages of using technology, there are options that allow using devices with a positive impact.

According to experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ‘secret’ of learning lays in the kind of experiences that children get through technology and they can have access to those experiences from apps in mobile devices.

Apps are a type of software that is installed in smartphones or tablets and which can use the equipment’s features (such as the camera or GPS) to solve problems.

There is an increasing number of educational apps focused on e-learning (learning online), known as mobile learning. These tools enable personalized learning and encourage interaction with other family members. These guidelines will help you to choose the best app to download:

  • They should include logic and reasoning games. Without involving number-related skills, these apps can be the first step in the development of certain concepts (such as grouping objects).
  • They should help memory. They include color or object identification objectives, interactive memory games or animal identification games.
  • They should strengthen language. Download apps that include age-appropriate songs or stories. Interact with your children as they repeat words and they increase their vocabulary.
  • They should teach a language. Apps can be a path to learning another language. The use of mobile devices allows children to start learning basic vocabulary.

#BOXIESTIP

Bingo Box is an interactive game complemented by Augmented Reality that allows children to identify patterns; it strengthens their memory and helps them to learn vocabulary. All of those activities will be reflected in their understanding of grammar and will boost their linguistic development.


SOURCES: Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), 14 Estudio sobre los Hábitos de los Usuarios de Internet en México 2018 of Asociación de Internet en México.

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