Over the next four weeks children at the nursery in Kilmuir Road will be combining fun with learning as they use award winning iPad apps to count, make and bake virtual cookies and fill a lunchbox with fruit and puzzles for a hungry monkey.
Explained ComputerXplorers West Scotland director John McGill: “The use of iPads in schools is steadily increasing, so it makes sense for nursery age children to get a head start through having a basic grasp of how to use an iPad.
“By the end of the four sessions they will know how to start and close an iPad app, use tap, drag tilt and shake techniques and use the iPad home button. The apps we use are great fun but also very educational, integrating technology with familiar learning tools such as Montessori number rods.”
Added Wendy Carrigan, manager of the nursery: “Preparing children for primary school is one of our major roles, and by familiarising our boys and girls with computers and iPads we are laying the foundations for them to embrace technology with confidence from the very start of their education.”
ComputerXplorers West Scotland specialises in teaching technology to children aged three to 13 and provides fully trained teachers, well designed course content and the use of digital equipment such as microscopes, robots and cameras to schools. Courses combine computer skills with a fun factor helping children to create and use technology as part of their every- day learning from an early age.