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Do you think a preschool kids club focused on technology would be a good idea? I am thinking of setting something up for both parents and kids at the weekend (initially)? and want to know whether

(17 Posts)
semi Sat 11-Jul-09 08:28:26

it's something that parents want...as we;re constanlty told about the rise of technology in the curriculum, my thinking is start them early! Or rather since they have already started , fiddling with iphones etc, to encourage them further. I'd be really interested in your thoughts - thanks

scrappydappydoo Sat 11-Jul-09 08:35:45

What would it involve?

MamaG Sat 11-Jul-09 08:37:11

TBH I wouldn't want to do this - I want my children to be running around the garden or playing with lego, time enough for ipods and computers when they are older, certainly not preschoolers. I'd let my (almost) 10 year old go to such a club, but not my 5 year old

Astrophe Sat 11-Jul-09 08:42:24

I'm with mamaG, although I suspect there would be a market for such a thing amongst others.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 11-Jul-09 08:43:12

Wouldn't interest me either, lots of time for that later on in life, want DC's to appreciate and play outside first.

scrappydappydoo Sat 11-Jul-09 08:54:05

That's why I'm curious to know what it would involve - my 3yr old dd barely sits to eat a meal. so would it just be sitting in front of computer - and surely if they wanted to then you can just do that at home??

slng Sat 11-Jul-09 09:03:21

No. Fine for parents. These kids will pick up any technology in 2 seconds flat on their own anyway.

semi Sat 11-Jul-09 15:16:24

My perspective on tech is a bit wider than most it seems - who said anything about being sat in front of a computer? technology is everywhere, you get on a train/tube with an preloaded ticket that's tech. I a was thinking of simply a hi tech environment - an interactive play areas, that might talk to and interact with kids and what they are doing....they jump, it counts....don't get me wrong, sure they'd be a few vtech toys, there too - but am thinking much more broadly....great to receive feedback though - and interesting that somehting for the plus 10 would be a good idea but certainly not for preschoolers...

moondog Sat 11-Jul-09 15:17:24

No.
Little kids need to run around.

paisleyleaf Sat 11-Jul-09 15:19:28

Not for me either

hocuspontas Sat 11-Jul-09 15:20:44

I'd prefer a nature club. I know nothing about birds, flowers, trees etc

Starbear Sat 11-Jul-09 15:20:50

No, not for our family. children should be outside. Would be interested in Parent & children maths and English classes. Basically parents helping children with homework. But my council is already do that.
I think older people might like classes for computers such as Silver surfers to be. Or like DH and myself (in our 40's) how to do Photoshop etc...

bloss Sat 11-Jul-09 15:25:03

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ilovetochat Sat 11-Jul-09 15:30:26

another no here, dd is 2 and i am keeping her as far away from computers and talking gizmos as possible, and i never take her to any weekend classes as that is family time.

semi Sun 12-Jul-09 17:57:03

great to have your views parents. we spent the entire day at a local fair and dd loved it...so may rethink how to incorporate natural play and hi-tech if i go down this route. your views are appreciated! thanks

CaptainUnderpants Sun 12-Jul-09 18:21:53

not a good idea , children soon get the hang of the 'high tec' stuff when they start school. ICT is in the Early years Foundtaion Stage so many of them will get some input at playgroup, nursery etc albeit it very basic .

Many pre school children still need to learn how to 'play' let alone how to use the high tec stuff .

semi Tue 14-Jul-09 20:23:49

OK - so nature's in - hi-techs out? thanks for your views

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