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Mobile apps can make toddlers smarter

Mobile apps can make toddlers smarter
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Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for children, says a new study. The Apple...

New York: Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for children, says a new study. The Apple iPad app engages children in a systematic programme that integrates word sounds and storybook reading.Phonological awareness is the ability to detect sounds that make up words, and is an important predictor of later reading ability.

The researchers found measurable growth in phonological awareness and understanding the connections between speech and printed letters for the group using the Learn with Homer app, compared with the group using the art and activity app. They also observed significant differences in print concepts.

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