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Any good iPad apps for kids?

Original post made by Chris and Kylie's Mom on Feb 23, 2011

Hoping some tech-savvy parents can recommend good iPad apps - can be either fun or educational (ideally both) for my 4 and 5 year olds.

Don't mind apps that cost a few dollars if they are good.


Kylie & Chris' mom

Comments (9)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Put the iPad down and let the kids loose at a local regional park. It'll be much more educational and fun for them.

Posted by Yolanda, a resident of Gatewood
on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Thanks, Stacey! It's a blessing and a comfort to know that there's no subject under the sun that you won't impart your wisdom on. What would we do without your schoolmarmery?

Posted by Go for it!, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

Chris and Kylie's Mom, try google-ing "educational iPad apps". I did that and several very good websites popped up. There's no reason why your children can't enjoy the technology that we do. The iPad can be an educational tool! I have seen 2-4 yr olds sharpen their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive abilities on an iPhone first hand. We live in a new age... use the technology! I learned my times tables from a plastic toy. Why not let them learn on an iPad?

Posted by fact, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

"Thanks, Stacey! It's a blessing and a comfort to know that there's no subject under the sun that you won't impart your wisdom on. What would we do without your schoolmarmery?"

Well she's never been wrong about anything in her life, so why shouldn't see?

Posted by Mary, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

Stacey has a point! " New Age" Technology will not teach your kids social skills and behavior! ..

Posted by Mom, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Feb 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

As a local pediatrician and mom - the iPad is not the problem. We limit the total 'technology' time at home and let the kids choose their item. Our kids prefer the iPad over any TV or other computer game. We do not allow video games on our iPad. We also do not put books on it, as reading a real book seems healthier. We like the new Pottery game, cut the rope, math bingo, scrabble, and zentano (tetris like) My daugher also loved Stack the States and knows all of her states and capitals at age 5. We often play it together. WAY BETTER than watching TV. It is no different than junk food - everything in moderation. We are a very active outdoor family - do lots of arts and crafts as well as read every night. It is very helpful for parents to share the good apps to avoid the mindless video games....

Posted by Carlos, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

What's an Ipad?

Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Try looking for "The Monster at the End of this Book". My 5-year old daughter loves it.

Posted by Mom, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Try Angry bird. My 4-year-old son loves it. I just let him choose either TV or iPad, and limit the time to 30mins a day.

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