Title

Internet surfing for kindergarten children : a feasibiliy study

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Gifted Education International

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

176

Last Page

184

Publisher

SAGE

Keywords

web-based language learning; kindergarten

Abstract

The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For example, children who are creatively gifted might not have exceptional reading ability. To solve this problem, a special web browser was used to generate human speech according to the words that appeared on the web pages displayed. Experiments involving about 100 kindergarteners were conducted to assess the effectiveness of our approach. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of this web browser in enabling kindergarten children aged 3–6 years old to surf the Internet.

DOI

10.1177/0261429411435007

Print ISSN

02614294

E-ISSN

20479077

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Recommended Citation

Loo, A. (2012). Internet surfing for kindergarten children: A feasibility study. Gifted Education International, 28(2), 176-184. doi: 10.1177/0261429411435007