As digital devices become part of everyday life, young children experience new playing opportunities (O'Mara & Laidlaw, 2011). In 2008, the Digital Education Revolution was a driver for transforming teaching and learning through digital education and focused on all aspects of education from teacher training and professional learning to digital resources, curriculum design and community engagement (Digital Education Advisory Group, 2012). Currently digital technologies are now considered a necessary aspect of early childhood education (NAEYC, 2012). According to Edwards (2013), the students’ engagement levels have increased through the use of educational applications and E-books which have been found to not only present information in a meaningful way but also in interesting ways. Despite the impact of using technology in play-based learning in early childhood to children’s learning improvement, research documents that early childhood teachers are the main factor in children's learning when they use technology in play based-learning.
"Using Digital Play in Teaching Early Childhood Education,"
Journal of Faculty of Education Assiut University - المجلة العلمية بكلية التربية-جامعة أسيوط: Vol. 37
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jfe_au/vol37/iss3/10