Charmaine Brisay - December 9, 2021 - Kindergarten Worksheet
Information technology is one thing that cannot be separated from human life. Because this information technology has existed since centuries ago and is still growing. Without information technology, humans will find it difficult to communicate and convey information.
Now information technology is developing so fast along with the development of science. This information and communication technology has many roles and impacts in various fields, especially in the entertainment sector.
Lately, the development of technology is very rapid, for example, games, music, videos, cellphones, the internet, etc. Technology is not something that is absolutely useful, technology still has a downside. It can be likened to a knife, technology if used in the right way will bring benefits, but if misused it will bring harm. As a result of the rapid development of technology, we have become very dependent on technology, especially the internet. For some people, the level of happiness is measured by an unlimited internet connection for 1 x 24 hours x 30 days x 12 months and so on.
The development of technology, especially computers, can not only be enjoyed by adults but has mushroomed in early childhood. However, most parents today feel awry if their child is friendly with computers. On the one hand, they want their children not to be technologically savvy and to be able to learn a lot through computers, but on the other hand, they are worried about the negative impacts that are often caused by the improper use of computers.
This is the background behind the preparation of this paper. With the hope that all levels of society, especially parents and children, can better understand and be ready to face this modern era.
The first step in introducing computers to early childhood can be started by telling about the benefits and contributions of computers to human life. Computers are used to support many human tasks and jobs. Examples that can be given for example:
New ways of working with computers will stimulate children’s motivation to learn. They seem enthusiastic, curious, happy, more active, positive and have a higher concentration. Several studies have shown that working with computers results in a positive attitude towards writing, a strong commitment to learning, and a good attitude towards teachers.
This is evidence that with computers attitudes towards learning are getting higher. Another thing that happens is that it enhances affecting motivation, which is the level at which a child wants to control or change his environment. This desire is of course related to attitudes and self-esteem.
Theoretically, attempts to change or solve problems lead to the internalization of the self-esteem system and to the development of competence, which affects the child’s motivational orientation. The computer environment provides opportunities for exploration and mastery and this contributes to an increase in effecting motivation and self-perception.
As a learning medium, computers have advantages in terms of interaction and foster an interest in independent learning for children. But computer interaction with children has not been able to replace the interaction of parents or teachers with children. In this regard, computers in the computer learning process will create a pleasant atmosphere for children. The pictures and sounds that appear also make children not get bored quickly, so they can stimulate children.
The method or way of educating children at an early age, of course, is very different from the method or way of educating children in adolescence or the period after. To educate children at an early age, we must present the material we will teach with a very pleasant design, one of which is with a computer. Here are the benefits of studying computers for kindergarten.
While playing the game, kids have to use various strategies to win the game. it can practice the use of logic, analyze, and solve the problems at hand
Through games, children’s spatial abilities related to image intelligence and visualization will be honed. This ability will affect their numeracy skills. In addition, the game will also help the use of the child’s fine motor skills.
For children who are not yet fluent in reading, game consoles can be the right tool to help them learn to read. As is known, there are several games that are educational in nature and can help children learn in a more fun way. In addition, when playing, children are also required to read every command given by game characters and game narrators. So, indirectly children can learn to read and spell significantly.
In the game, there are those who can make their own games according to what they want. This can help stimulate the brain and thought processes to create long and complex scenarios as part of developing their creativity
Games can help children to develop their imagination. Children can use this image to balance various events in the film and apply it in the real world (which is relevant and positive).
Some of the children’s favorite games are consoles and online games. This game is mostly made by foreign companies that use English.
With computers, children’s learning process will feel very fun. It is undeniable, with computers we can enter educational programs that are suitable for the education of children at an early age. With computers too, we as educators will feel very helped by the delivery presented by computers without doubting the results are less than optimal. The presence of colorful images that can move and is supported by cheerful voices or singing can stimulate children to be more comfortable playing while learning. Because only the method of playing while learning is suitable for early childhood.
Considering the use of computers is something that cannot be avoided at this time and in the future, but children must be introduced to computers even though there are bad effects that can be caused, it is better for us to develop strategies in introducing computers to children.
Introducing computers to children is very dependent on the readiness of parents to introduce and supervise children when playing with computers. Therefore, all parents need to be reminded of their important role in using computers for their children. Provide opportunities for children to learn and interact with computers from an early age. Especially considering the use of computers is something that cannot be avoided at this time and in the future.
Choose certain software that is intended for children. Even if the chosen program is a computer program such as edutainment or games, always adjust it to the age and ability of the child. The following are examples of free computer worksheets for kindergarten that can be studied.