STIMU-ZONE COMPUTER BASED EDUCATION HAS NOW DEVELOPED A COMPUTERIZED PROGRAM TO FIT INTO THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENTS
The syllabus is therefore scheduled to form part of the specific educational needs of different learning groups. We have identified the following groups. Programs have been developed and placed into structures to form part of a well-adjusted and experimented work schedule.
- Stimu – Pre-Toddler (2 years)
- Stimu – Toddler (3-4 years)
- Stimu – 1000 (4-5 years)
- Stimu – 2000 (pre-school)
Computer literacy content:
- Mouse literacy
- Keyboard literacy
- Switch computer on/off
- CD-ROM basics
- Software basics using children’s programs
- Printer operations and printing
- ALL PERCEPTUAL SKILLS ARE ADDRESSED
Research has shown that 3- and 4-year-old children who use computers with supporting activities that reinforce the major objectives of the programs have significantly greater developmental gains when compared to children without computer experiences in similar classrooms-gains in intelligence, nonverbal skills, structural knowledge, long-term memory, manual dexterity, verbal skills, problem solving, abstraction, and conceptual skills (Haugland, 1992).
The potential gains for kindergarten and primary school children are tremendous, including improved motor skills, enhanced mathematical thinking, increased creativity, higher scores on tests of critical thinking and problem solving, and increased scores on standardized language assessments.
In addition, computers enhance children’s self-image, and children demonstrate increasing levels of spoken communication and cooperation. Children share leadership roles more frequently and develop positive attitudes toward learning.
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