Now days everyone that has a computer with an internet connection has their own personal tutoring service available for free in their own home. Parents have a free homework helper available anytime, day or night. Gone are the days when the entire family struggled to help their child with an impossible homework question posed by the school teacher. Every piece of information is at our fingertips.
Both children that attend a local school or are involved in home schooling, can benefit and enhance their education by having access to the internet. Any information you can think of seems to be available on the internet. If your child needed to research a project for homework they would have no problem finding the relevant information. You simply type what you want into a search engine like http://www.google.com.au and it will show hundreds, if not thousands of pages matching your search words. For example I have wanted to find about about pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.. All I had to do was type in “what is an adjective” or “definition of a verb” or “example of a pronoun”.
Children at the preschool age can also participate in online activities which are not only fun, but extremely educational as well. Websites such as the Barbie web site or the Disney web site can help with your child’s mouse skills, co-ordination, listening skills and improve reading skills. There are free educational games to download, like ABC Songs, Matching games, and number games. Children are not even aware that playing these types of games with benefit their education and help with future schooling.
You can also download free trial software from Schoolhouse Technologies that generates and prints maths worksheets, find a words, and more. These programs are very easy to use and the kids love them.. They will be nagging for more worksheets because most children enjoy completing them.
You can learn anything and everything on the internet. Just type what you want to know into Google Search. How to build an outdoor deck, Ideas on how to renovate your house, How to repair your own Computer, How to help your children with their maths homework, how to fix a car, how to install a stove, How to save money, you name it, you can learn it on the internet.
There are also web sites for making crafts, learning to spell, downloading educational games, writing poetry, reading music, designing web sites, free courses, learn a language, cooking tips, and much more..
Any child or adult can can benefit from free computer education online by learning about absolutely anything on the internet. Go and give it a try!!
- If your children are going to use search engines to browse the internet you will need a net nanny or filter to stop inappropriate pages from coming up in the results.