We have talked about how early is to early for your kids to be on the internet. But what about the computer all together. There are all kinds of programs out there to help our children learn how to use a mouse and learn their way around a computer. When I was younger, before I had kids of my own I used to work for a company that would go into preschools and teach a computer class to 4 to 5 students at a time. I would come each week with a full computer, pc, monitor, keyboard, mouse and once a month a printer. The kids would all take turns using the mouse and work on a computer program. I would teach them the name of all the parts of a computer as we learned the computer program. Each child would learn turn on the computer and turn the computer off.
This type of program is not used in preschools anymore instead the teacher just has a computer available in the classroom for the children to use. Most preschoolers have access to a computer at home, with great preschool games to use.
I myself am going to be using homeschooling preschool games. It will be a learning experience for our family, because even though I taught it when I taught preschool years ago I did allow my 11 year old on the computer much when he was a preschooler. He did not get on the computer much at all till about 2nd grade.