Level 1
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
18 hours

Assessment Guidance



Technology is part of our everyday lives. Young children experience different forms of technology from a very early age. The aim of this unit is to help learners identify technology toys and activities that are appropriate for children of different ages and how it can help to promote learning and development.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know technology toys or activities for young children.

Additional details

Learners need to research different technology toys or activities that are suitable for three different age ranges. This can include simple electronic toys, iPads, technology in the home, animated toys, interactive musical instruments. Learners then need to select one of their activities and identify the benefits to the child's development. This may include:

  • building vocabulary
  • opportunities to explore the world around them
  • understanding that their actions can have an effect e.g. pressing a button makes a sound or a light flashes
  • understanding that technology can help with everyday life

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    List technology toys or activities suitable for the following aged children:
    • babies under 12 months
    • young children 1 to 2 years
    • young children 3 to 5 years.
  • 1.2
    Identify the benefits for the child for an activity in each age range listed.


Know how technology toys or activities support children’s learning and development.

Additional details

Learners need to use the list of technology toys or activities chosen for learning outcome 1 for this learning outcome. They then need to list expected learning and how it supports different areas of development. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    List the expected learning for the young child from technology toys or activities listed for each age range.
  • 2.2
    Identify how technology toys and activities support the following development in the young child:
    a) physical
    b) intellectual
    c) language.