Technology involves using tools and equipment that have been designed for a specific use. Technology helps children solve problems by adding to their actions in special ways. Some children may engage with technology by using a computer mouse or touch screen on a smartphone. However, any tool that children use can help them learn about technology. Tools can be something as simple as a hammer or a wheel, or something as complicated as a robot. Exploring new technology can help build children’s confidence, creativity, and problem-solving skills. On the next page you will see an example of children using technology in the preschool classroom. Reflect on what the children might be learning as they use a rolling pin to make pretend pies.

  • Scaffolding
    the support a caregiver provides a child to help them achieve more than they would be able to accomplish on their own
    (science, technology, engineering, math) a group of topics linked by a common focus and approach