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January 26th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Hi everyone!

I am hoping to get a feel for how other parents are using the iPhone/iPad as an educational tool for their kid(s). It seems like there are a ton of options to keep track of: edu games in the Apple App Store, eBooks, videos on the web like Khan Academy, etc.

If you use anything like this, is it a pain to find the good stuff?
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February 7th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Well, for me there's nothing wrong with the use of iPads or gadgets as an educational tool. I guess that's why educational and kid-friendly apps are developed so kids can learn new things in a fun way. Moms should just make it a point to guide their kids at all times and be wise in choosing the apps for their babies. I'm actually eyeing for more interactive apps nowadays such as the Maddie and Matt applications and the likes.
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March 29th, 2013, 06:48 PM
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My 9 month old doesn't care about the baby apps. He just shakes it around and attempts to chew on it, lol! But i would definitely install some learning games for him when he's a bit older. It just depends on the child's personality. I think it's important that they're having fun while learning.
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May 17th, 2013, 10:34 PM
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New to this particular forum, thought I'd chime in.

I love the ipad and use it quite often at work. Everything in moderation. I just recommend using a stylus to help with fine motor skill development.
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June 5th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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I think the iPad is a perfect tool for kids to learn. With all the free apps and educational games I think it is great.
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May 8th, 2014, 01:25 AM
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I think it was just okay to use those gadgets to make them learn. It is also a good way to make them familiarized with new technologies and not to be left behind. But there should be always limit, supervision and conditions.
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July 7th, 2014, 06:06 AM
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I believe that iPad is a fantastic tool! We limit our baby's time with iPad by 1.5 hour per day so that bour LO has time to engage in other activities..

Books_kids, could you share your favorite apps please?
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July 21st, 2014, 09:34 PM
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I think it is a fantastic way for children to learn! One of many, of course. I think it's great to use a variety of tools so that kids don't get easily bored. Just be careful not to let your children use the iPads and such too much, or they'll literally try to get on it 24/7.
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July 22nd, 2014, 09:36 AM
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If you place the proper restrictions on apps and internet browsing I think they are great tools. My kids have one each.
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