Computers Correlate To Pre-School Development
from the in-my-day,-we-used-an-abacus dept
A serious research journal article suggests that 3-5 year old kids who use computers tend to develop better learning skills than those who don't use computers. But the frequency of computer use didn't seem to be related to learning development, and "computer use" activities weren't well-defined. So at best, the correlation between computer use and development exists, but no causation. And interestingly, there was no correlation between video games and cognitive development or gross motor skills. So computers don't make kids smarter automatically. No big surprise: computers are just tools that can be put to use in ways that could improve learning. The same could be said of pencils and books.