Assistive Technology

Resolving the row over early years technology

Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.
nursery age children using tablets at desk

Technology has become an integral part of the lives of ourselves and our children. It is a key part of secondary curricula and is (or will soon become) key in primary schools, with mandatory lessons in computer coding. However, Early Years providers seem to be divided about the usefulness of technology in their settings; there are those who start integrating it into provision believing it is important for children’s’ progression to primary school, whilst others see it as distracting and not worth incorporating into their ‘curricula’. 

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