Let’s Go On a Technology Hunt!

Technology is all around us. Talk with your child about different types of technology. What purposes are they used for? Some technology is used for communication. Other types are used for entertainment. Technology can also be used for transportation, medical support, counting, organizing, cooking, cleaning, space exploration, and a variety of other purposes.

Age-appropriate Adaptations:

  • Two-year-olds—Go on a Technology Hunt to identify the types of technology in your home. Can your child name each piece of technology? Describe what it does and how that piece of technology helps you.
  • Three-year-olds—Extend your Technology Hunt by asking your child to sort technology pieces or pictures of technology by type.
  • Four-/Five-year-olds—After the Technology Hunt, encourage your child to draw a picture of a new technology or invention he or she would like to make. What does it do? How does it work?

Skills Supported: technology understanding, sorting, imagination, fine motor skills (drawing)