As technological advancements are being made every day, survival without it is inevitable. Today’s children grow with technology. A five year old can now take photos, listen to music and watch videos on his own. They are already know how to use their tablets by themselves, without any help from their elders. Since many countries are now digitalizing their economies, technology is very important in ECE today, and as a result, technology is being integrated into their curriculums. In order to make progress, ECE must start by focusing on ICT Capabilities of children. This should be done because a child learns much more at a crisp, young age than he does at an older age. ICT should be treated as an important part of the children’s lives, therefore preparing them for what comes in the future. Teachers can also use ICT as a tool to help children learn. Teachers should assess what the child has learned at the start and throughout the time they are learning. Whether what he learned was helpful to him or not. Assessing children will determine the child’s starting point, and where he’s headed too. Once a teacher knows where his students are headed, he’ll be able to devise a plan and further help his students learn, which will later be of vital importance if a steady foundation has been set. Early childhood education teachers should use strategies to integrate ICT innovatively. This will help the primary teachers to easily be catch up. If both parties cooperate, true progress starts from there. To conclude, technology is of vital importance in the life of a 21st century child as we all live in an ICT-integrated world. A child’s ICT capabilities are as important as his literacy, communication, and mathematics skills. Early childhood education must be the start of a child’s ICT capability learning. The children should be taught using innovative ways to integrate ICT in their curriculums. The society can look forward to brilliant, intelligent ICT users in the future if children are taught to effectively use technology from their early childhood.
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