Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Education, Preschool--Data processing; Computers and children;
Computer technology was investigated to examine technology's role in the education of preschool children. A comprehensive review of published literature was performed to determine the effects technology has on the social, cognitive, and emotional development of preschoolers and the guidelines for using computer technology with young children. Computer technology, implemented into preexisting educational activities and curricula, can assist in developing social and cognitive skills in preschool-age children. Computers assist in a child's ability to scaffold information. Appropriate computer software encourages preschoolers to think and act independently. Software that focuses on drill-and-practice skills can be detrimental to the mental growth of young children and inhibit creativity.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2000 Amy M. Clymer
Clymer, Amy M., "Preschoolers and technology : effects of computer use on the preschool child" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 516.