Kids are drawn to technology. It’s a fact, so we might as well find ways to embrace it and use it to their advantage! There are so many great apps and programs for learning, but have you considered some other ways to allow kids to be creative and learn new things with their gadgets? Here are just a few you might not have considered.
Start a vlog
If your kids enjoy watching their favorite vloggers on YouTube, it might be time to let them start their own! In the process of creating videos for their channel, kids will learn how to use video and camera equipment, editing software, and graphics programs. They’ll be able to use all of these skills later in their education, and one skill could become an engaging hobby or a successful career! Steer kids towards making a vlog that covers something they’re interested in like science experiments, nature, cooking or sports. Encourage them to do research on their topics so they can be informed hosts!
Similar to a vlog, a photo-a-day project will get your child working with cameras and photo editing software. They can compile their photos on their computer and then publish them in a book, or they can have an online photo service or social media app to display them. This project will help them discover their interests and serves as a journal or diary of sorts.
Plan a trip
Information about other countries and cultures is at our finger-tips on the internet. If your child is interested in visiting a new place, have them plan their dream trip! They can use travel sites to research the area and its sites. They’ll benefit from learning logistical planning, and they’ll also learn history and significance of the region or city. Additionally, they can use educational apps to learn the language spoken there.