We Say Yes. Why? To learn more. To create more.
Those are two of the reasons that we have made the decision to give Olivia laptop, at almost six. I believe being comfortable with technology, having boundless information at her fingertips, and the ability to create is important.
We want our children to be techn-able, to be familiar with computers, and to find the balance that comes with getting outside and getting their hands dirty in the mud, and learning with the use of technology.
HP Stream for School Aged Kids
HP Stream is a laptop that provides kids with the perfect first computing experience. The cloud based computer could be compared to the Chromebook, but comes with the added features of Windows 8 and a year long subscription to Office 365. With the affordable price tag of $249, it’s a great option for parents searching for that first computer, for school age children.
Though space is limited on the computer, as most of the experience is expected to be completed online, children can download Windows Apps to the computer. Popular apps for watching movies, or listening to music, or games can be easily downloaded to the computer. Additional space can be created on the computer with an SD card that can be inserted into the card slot.
Do it is one of those apps. It is a reward based task system available as part of Windows 8. You can use it to assign tasks and rewards for those tasks, to kids. Tasks are set, rewards are assigned and a leaderboard can be followed. Since we’re in the midst of spring cleaning, tasks like readying the backyard for spring from winter toys and wiping down their bunkbeds seem a little easier with the help of Do It.
Thanks to HP for generously sponsoring the HP Stream 11 mentioned in this post. As always, the opinion, and awesomeness, is of my own accord.