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    Educational kid iPad apps

    I could scour the web for days trying to find the "Top 10" kid iPad apps- problem is that everyone has their own preferences for their list.

    Who better than to ask the CF brethren to what apps they have on their iPads. I would like to keep them mostly educational as she is 3.5 years old and is really into learning things right now.

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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Monkey Lunchbox, Team Umizoomi Math.


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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Something seems philosophically wrong with having a <4 year old on an Ipad to me. Then again I think cell phones are top 5 most harmful inventions of the late 20th century.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Something seems philosophically wrong with having a <4 year old on an Ipad to me. Then again I think cell phones are top 5 most harmful inventions of the late 20th century.
    Get off my lawn



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    Get off my lawn
    I'm 22 I just think the level of tech addiction in this country is bad. Giving a toddler an ipad feeds into that.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Most parents (at least us, anyway) don't use it as a babysitter. We work on games together; it is like a digital chalkboard. It is a medium that simply supplements the learning we already do.


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    Pfft, iPad is the best babysitter ever.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Something seems philosophically wrong with having a <4 year old on an Ipad to me. Then again I think cell phones are top 5 most harmful inventions of the late 20th century.
    When you have a 6 hour road trip coming up you tell me what they should do besides be crabby, complain, or bother you while you are driving? If you have a device that can be educational why not use it in a good way? Would you rather me load it up with crappy movies/cartoons and let her brain turn to mush?



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    When you have a 6 hour road trip coming up you tell me what they should do besides be crabby, complain, or bother you while you are driving? If you have a device that can be educational why not use it in a good way? Would you rather me load it up with crappy movies/cartoons and let her brain turn to mush?
    Here's a tip, her brain won't turn to mush if she watches movies or cartoons for a few hours.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    When you have a 6 hour road trip coming up you tell me what they should do besides be crabby, complain, or bother you while you are driving? If you have a device that can be educational why not use it in a good way? Would you rather me load it up with crappy movies/cartoons and let her brain turn to mush?
    What are those things that have a lot of paper and they somehow hold that paper together and put words on them called?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    What are those things that have a lot of paper and they somehow hold that paper together and put words on them called?
    Sounds kinda like a Kindle, but with paper.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Ok, ok..... i came on here to ask for some help with some EDUCATIONAL iPad apps- not get a lesson on how to parent my kids.


    Last edited by cyinne; 09-02-2013 at 11:31 PM.

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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    What are those things that have a lot of paper and they somehow hold that paper together and put words on them called?
    Have you ever seen a 3.5 yr old read a book? They look at the pictures, point things out, maybe talk through it a little and they are done in 30 seconds. Then they want a new book. At the rate of 2 books a minute for a 6 hr car ride you would have to bring along approximately 720 books to keep their attention. Putting educational apps on an iPad is much more compact. Even then, you may only hold their attention for a short time. There is a time when kids are old enough to entertain themselves on long car rides with books and coloring books and other non-electronic means, but 3.5 years is not that age. I have a hunch you may not have much experience traveling with a toddler, especially as a parent.



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    Re: Educational kid iPad apps

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Ok, ok..... i came on here to ask for some help with some EDUCATIONAL iPad apps- not get a lesson on how to parent my kids.
    My thoughts exactly. Right now my kids are either older or younger than yours, so we don't have many preschool apps. Not sure if your child is too old for ABC apps, but my youngest likes ABC Aquarium, Endless ABC and Interactive ABC. Usually I go for the free apps, but each of these cost $2-5. There are some apps by Lakeshore Learning like sorting beginning sounds and all about letters that may be age appropriate. For a non-educational app my youngest was playing a Lego Duplo app today and my 10yr old was like, "I need to play that!". My youngest also likes a Minnie Mouse puzzle app we have.

    I know you wanted kid-tested opinions, but this link had some ones to at least look at.
    Top 10 Educational Apps for Preschoolers



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