With research showing the immense success in the use of iPads to enhance children’s learning, we have introduced iPads with our 3-5 year olds in the classroom this January of 2013.
At Sunshine, children come from varied backgrounds and I believe the iPads will benefit their learning process especially with the learning of the English language. Not all of our children have access to technology in their homes and we hope to provide equal opportunity to enable our children to be technologically smart. Our children are eager learners who enjoy being challenged through multi-sensory experience.
The Montessori Environment presents the real world to the child to interact with materials and learn from. Technology is an important part of our ‘real world’ today and I believe that it should be part of our children’s life in the classroom.
The introduction of the iPad in our classroom has instantly enhanced children’s social skills. Children learn to take turns and work in small groups under our teacher’s supervision. With the introduction of the use of iPads, our focus is to enable children to digitally express themselves creatively and enhance their English language skills.
Sony Vasandani M.Ed