Posted by Go for it!, a resident of the Bridle Creek neighborhood, 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 Mom, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, 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....