When it comes to the latest gadgets and gizmos, it’s no surprise that our kids are far more tech-savvy than we are. After all, they’ve grown up knowing what it’s like to use phones, tablets and other smart devices, so it’s natural that they have far more experience with them than us. However, one of the most fun and interesting ways to connect with your children and learn what they’re up to is to get into technology as well.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy for adults to get used to technology because it usually seems so alien to us, but the advantages are clear. You can help your children with school by using technology such as smartphones and tablets and learning software, you can make your shopping trips easier and you can even indulge in audio books as you commute to work or relax at home. There’s a lot of useful things that you can do with technology, so let’s explore how you can impress your kids and pick up new skills with ease.
Keep it simple
On the surface, technology like smartphones might seem very difficult and complicated. However, you can make it easier to digest by not diving into the deep end as soon as you get one. Keep it simple and use it how it’s supposed to be used. Don’t let your kids install loads of applications and don’t let your friends overwhelm you with jargon. Read the manual, learn how to use the default software and then slowly add on more applications as you get used to using it.
Use it to do things that help you out
Let’s say you’ve heard about the fad that is internet shopping. Although it’s been popular for many many years, perhaps you’ve just decided to get a computer and try shopping online. Get used to buying from services such as Amazon or eBay, learn how the interface works and take it step by step. Once you’re accustomed to online shopping services, you’ll find that it can help you reduce the amount of time you spend browsing stores and driving to locations just to pick something up. Once it integrates into your life, you can then move on and find other ways that technology can improve your lifestyle.
A big component of technology is the ability to entertain yourself. For instance, if you love to have fun gaming, you could download the Ladbrokes app and experience the thrill of betting from the comfort of your own home. If you love to listen to music, you could download Spotify and browse their massive collection of music for free. Love watching films? Then try the Netflix app on your tablet. There’s so much entertainment that it can be dazzling at first, but it’s something that grows on you and the more you use it, the easier it becomes.
Now that you’ve gained a little experience with technology, go ahead and dazzle your kids with your newfound knowledge! Keep at it, keep using it, and keep finding ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle.