Do educational apps help the child learning ability?
WE see many children who are on smart phones, iPads, eReaders (tablets) and computers and some parents have many apps for educational purposes. These apps are supose to teach the child their numbers, shapes, colors or even to read. When my childen were younger I made flash cards and sat down to help them and even pointed out colors and shapes with each thing we did. I still do this with my 7 year old and my 9 grandchildren as well.
My granddaughter was putting a puzzle together on my daughters Kindle (mind you she is 3) and it was a learning app. She was showing me this and my daughter said she is good at it. Yes she will be good at it if she is doing the same thing over and over, but what about getting her a hands on puzzle and see if she can do it.
What do you think about educational apps? Will they replace the one on one learning with parents or caretakers? Could these apps make the child "lazy" towards actual chalk on board learning?