Using Automation and Technology to Teach

technology parentingKids love playing with technology. If you’ve got kids, you know that anytime your phone or tablet mysteriously goes missing, it’s probably in the hands of your toddler or adolescent. You never know what’s going to be on your phone when you get it back at that point (or who they may have accidentally texted gibberish to), but you’re usually just grateful to get it back in one piece. Apple has started to capitalize on the fact that children love technology with their recent commercial that promotes their kid friendly apps for helping kids to learn and understand things.

How are Home Automation and Technology Helping Parents?

That’s a question that’s almost always up for debate. There are some who don’t see the vast benefits of technology for raising children, but instead look at technology as a distraction that can hinder growth and learning. While that may be true in excess and with the wrong kind of technology, there’s something to be said for incorporating technology in children’s lives. Apple gave a few great examples in their last commercial.

  • Learn important life skills – From the time kids are little, they’re immersed in our technological world, and it’s a good idea to have them start learning using the technology that they’ll likely be using for years to come. Apps such as MyTeeth help children to learn more about brushing their teeth, why it’s important, and how to do it properly. The app also times kids to make sure that they get a full 3 minutes of brushing in.
  • Prepare for school – Is your toddler ambitious? Do you want to help them get started working on the alphabet earlier? Many apps from Apple allow you to do just that. One in particular, DRAWNIMAL, teaches kids how to draw a specific animal and gives them a letter associated with that animal, helping them to get a kick start on making associations and learning letters/spelling.
  • Security through home automation – Apple also made allusions in their commercial to their new “smart home” apps that will make it easier to control security and other things remotely. For kids that are in the in-between stages (allowed to stay home alone, but still learning), this can really come in handy. You’ll be able to control appliances and access security features that will help ensure your children’s safety and help you monitor what goes on in your home when you’re not there.

Using technology to teach children is important in a world where technology is all around us all the time. Between technology for teaching and home automation, life as a parent may be getting a little bit easier. When you’re ready to get started with your home automation system, please contact Chesapeake Systems Service, Inc. by calling 800-205-4909 or click here today! You can follow CSS Inc.on Facebook, Pinterest,  LinkedIn,Google+ and Twitter as well!

Source: Apple Insider

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