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How to support your child's excitement for the equipment

posted Apr 11, 2009, 9:31 AM by TexasTechies .org
Another great idea is to buy an extra mouse and keyboard for your home. Name your new pet "Squeaky" the mouse, and "Pokey" the keyboard. Point out the similarities between "Squeaky" and a real mouse! They both move, they have a long tail, and instead of squeaking, it talks with a 'click.' Your child can even take "Squeaky" around the house for a walk using the long cord of its tail.
Children can practice clicking, dragging, and eventually double-clicking with Squeaky, and typing gently using "Pokey," so they learn how to properly use and respect the technology before using yours!