Computer technology franchise promotes learning year-round, offers helpful gift advice

The holiday break from school tempts kids to turn into couch potatoes until they have to go back. Computer Explorers, an international technology education company that teaches over 33,000 students a week, invites students of all ages to use the time instead to continue and enhance their learning.

If you’re a parent, think beyond Xboxes and LCD TVs this year and consider using the holidays as an opportunity to enlarge the range of your children’s learning. Education technology trends are changing rapidly, and many household technology items can help improve a student’s performance in the classroom.

“Just because it involves learning doesn’t mean it can’t be both fun and an excellent gift,” says Computer Explorers President, Deb Evans. “It’s important to make sure your technology gifts will last beyond this year’s tech trends and match the age of your child.”

Computer Explorers’ list of this year’s technology gifts for children:

Learning fun for 3-to-5-year-olds:

  • Software: Land of Me by Ladybird: with this multi award-winning collection of games from the UK, your child will travel on an epic journey into their imaginations.
  • iPad Apps: Eddy’s Birthday Party! HD by Scientific Learning Corporation; The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios LA; Robot Lab by Toca Boca.
  • Website: www.seussville.com games, activities, videos and of course, books!
  • Smart Toy: Fisher Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad for safe Internet fun with some of your child’s favorite characters.

Spark the imagination of your 6-to-9-year-olds:

  • iPad Apps:  LEGO® Creationary by LEGO Systems, Inc.; Bartleby’s Book of Buttons, Volume 1 by Monster Costume, Inc.
  • Website: TVO Kids for ages 6-11, http://www.tvokids.com/6-11, games, contests, create and share & a homework zone for math, science and language activities.
  • Smart Toy: Hot Wheels video racer camera cars record up to 12 minutes of racing footage. Attach the car to a bike helmet or roller skates for live-action fun and encourage children to develop early movie-making skills.

For the whole family:

  • iPad Apps: iSwap Faces by Black Frog Industries and My Sketch by Wilson Tjoa help you transform your pictures in fun and creative ways.
  • Smart Toy: Record a Story by Publications International, LTD lets you bring favorite stories to life as you record your own voice reading these fun books; each book is sold separately.

Computer Explorers is an international education company that uses proprietary, state-of-the-art curricula and cutting edge technology to give kids a competitive edge in math, reading, science and other core academic subjects. The CE business also includes fun technology classes at after school programs, summer camps, and recreation/community centers.

Computer Explorers looks forward to the educational experiences 2012 has in store. For more information about Computer Explorers, or to find a location near you, visit www.computerexplorers.com.

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