Integrating Digital Technologies into the Early Literacy Learning of Young Children

Integrating Digital Technologies into the Early Literacy Learning of Young Children

Nguyen Thi My Trinh Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences (VIETNAM)
Nguyen Thi Thao Anh Monash University (AUSTRALIA)
Tran Thi Minh Hao Hanoi National University of Education (VIETNAM)
Currently, young children are experiencing the development of technologies in learning early literacy. Additionally, young children spend most of their daily time in their homes with families and caregivers. Therefore, early years educators are required to have a fulfilled understanding of how to promote learning early literacy with the integration of digital technologies. In this paper, we examined a range of peer-reviewed articles from 2014 to 2021 by using a qualitative method. We find that young children’s involvement combined with the mediation of parents probably fosters the learning process of early literacy by utilizing digital technologies at home. Moreover, the exchange of knowledge related to young children’s early literacy learning through using digital devices at home between schools and families also positively impacts the outcomes of the early literacy learning process. Even though the influence of digital devices on early literacy learning at home provides positive results, this paper identifies some gaps that emerge in the learning process.
Early literacy; digital technologies; digital literacy; home literacy; early childhood education.

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