Software for Early Childhood



Software for young children should:

  • encourage exploration, imagination, and problem solving
  • refelct and build upon what students already know
  • be open-ended
  • allow the child to control the pace and direction
  • support the curriculum


Software for young children should NOT:

  • overwhelm the senses
  • be similar to dittos or "drill and practice" activities
  • be "edutainment"
  • focus on skills beyond the ability of the children using the program

Examples  of Quality Software Programs for Young Children that Enhance Language and Literacy Development:



Thinkin' Things

Living Books

Hyper Studio

I Spy

Bailey's Book Place

Pair It Books

Destination Reading