Enhancement of social skills and language of preschoolers through ICT
ICT is not only about using computers, but more than that. ICT is embedded in our day to day experiences. Interactive television programmes, video/DVD players and traffic lights at pedestrian crossings are a few such examples. It should be reflected in the early years’ environment. It will help preschoolers to make sense of their world. Being highly motivational, inclusive and encouraging, these ICT resources often help in the development of language and social skills in preschool children. ICT is not a subject, it’s a tool. There are some skills which are related to ICT equipment only. The present paper highlights the importance of ICT in early childhood education and how it helps in the development of language and social skills in preschool children. The concerned article suggests at least three reasons for using ICT in early childhood education. First, there is an effect of ICT on the people and environment that surround young children’s learning. Second, new opportunities are provided by these technologies in order to strengthen many aspects of early childhood education practice. Third, the whole education sector is providing support and interest in the development and integration of ICT into education policy, curriculum, and practice. These three themes are explored in previously descriptive studies and evidences. The paper will also discuss about the current extent of research evidences to support claims about the potential of ICT which can strengthen various aspects of high-quality practice in early childhood education.