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How can my five to eight year old benefit from the internet?

Your child can benefit from the internet because it offers them more text-based information than other forms of media.  This can help improve a child’s reading and problem-solving skills. Some studies show that the internet makes learning more fun for young people.
 
Children can also benefit socially because they use email and social networking sites like ‘clubpenguin’ to communicate with friends.
 
By connecting to the internet, your computer brings the whole world into your home, the best of and worst of what’s out there. 

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It’s completely normal for children, particularly boys to play rough. Play serves all kinds of purposes for kids, including working our social interactions, developing motor skills, exercising imagination, and not least, burning off energy.
 
As children reach school age they begin to lose interest in basic creative play such as dressing up and make believe...
Having fun days with your kids doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Your child can benefit from the internet because it offers them more text-based information than other forms of media. 
Firstly, you will need to monitor and see how much time he is spending in front of a screen and decide where to go from there.
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