Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Children and Computers

We are living in the age of computers. Wherever you go, whatever function you perform, you will find the use of computers in every sphere of life. There is no space for a computer illiterate person. It has almost become our second brain without which we are hard pressed. Parents, realizing the importance of computers, are making dedicated efforts to educate kids about the benefits of computers. Well, one thing here works in the favor of the parents and that is, children easily get addicted to the computers. The way technology is advancing, kids are also gearing up for all the works related to computers.

Children do get addicted to computers but it is never an easy task to make them learn the basics. Initially, the functions of computers are mysterious to children. However, parents should be patient enough to deal with such problems. The teaching process should start with introduction of the computers. Tell the child how it works and what it can be used for. Then, the next logical step is of showing how to turn the computer on and off. Explain him CPU, monitor and UPS.

Additionally, you should explain the function of printer, keyboard and mouse. Tell him about left and right click buttons. Show him how to hold the mouse and move the cursor. To make the process more interesting, you can introduce the kid to few games. That way he will learn to use the mouse. Also give them a free rein in using different keys on the keyboard. Slowly, you can introduce them to functions of different keys like Shift, Del, Caps, Space Bar etc. Don’t use complicated language while explaining the functions. Soon enough, your child will be able to maneuver on his own.

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