It was lovely to see them taking turns and playing with the same toy together. They liked to watch each time the truck was placed on the board, to see how far it went.
Another big hit has been the Vtec Kidizoom cameras. These are used daily and I often have to change batteries! The children like to see the pictures that they have taken and I often link the camera up to the laptop so that everyone can see the pictures and we can talk about what we are sharing together. Some of the children have worked out how to add funny hats and glasses to the pictures with the special effects setting.
Another ICT resource that I am happy to have invested in is the TAG reading system. The pen makes the story books interactive. There is no screen so I feel much happier about the young children using it and it is great to show that written words have meaning. Great to share with friends as well!
So ICT does not have to be tablets and phone apps! All of the items shown here, I found cheaply on eBay and at carboot sales/ Facebook sale pages. It doesn’t have to be expensive and there are so many other items that you could get that cover this area of learning that can be incorperated in to every day play.
- Radio control cars
- Toddler toys with flaps and lights that flash when a button is pressed
- Jack in the box
- Tape and CD players
- Karaoke machines
- Stop watches
- Battery operated toy tills, microwaves and other homecorner items
- Walkie talkies
- Boggle Flash game
- Cot mobiles
- Electric keyboards and drum pads