Saturday, July 26, 2008

the very best investment we ever made in regards to teaching reading

when Ciarra was a baby, we bought a touch screen monitor for her to use. It snaps right on over a monitor and allows a kid who is very young to touch their answers on a screen. It works with ANY software you can find, taking the place of a mouse. It allowed Ciarra to become very independant on the computer very early on. If you can, I would highly suggest a computer of their own, on a kid-friendly child sized desk, with a touch screen and as many GOOD kids software programs as you can find. I blogger here about some of the better ones we used. You will be amazed at the things your child can learn, and considering it is time to start thinking Christmas (EEK) then you might want to suggest a touch screen to grandparents etc. Any questions you have, feel free to ask. I have a video somehwre of her at 2 using a touchscreen very successfully, with a Clifford cd rom, AWESOME program. Jump Start too...hands down the BEST investment towards reading we EVER made for Ciarra was her own computer and a touchscreen.

Magic touch can be easily installed and removed. No need to open up the computer case, and no power supply is needed.
Magic touch can be activated on touch by almost anything - finger, fingernail, gloved hand or stylus.
Magic touch and mouse can be used concurrently. On-screen utility icon allows easy swap of left-right mouse-button functions.
Magic touch can eliminate the electrostatic and significantly reduce the radiation generated from the monitor.
Magic touch has excellent scratch resistance and chemical resistance. It may be cleaned with household cleaner, like Windex.
Magic touch is available for USB or Serial (ProE) interface. Compatible with Win Vista, XP, 2000, 98, 95, ME, NT, Linux, Mac.

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