As I’ve pointed out before — apps make the machine. With the right applications, the iPad becomes a device for children. Even PCWorld, a hard core computer magazine named the iPad the children’s toy of the year in 2010. (They may have thought that was all it was good for. Don’t know?)
The iPad has 1000s of apps designed to build skills in reading, math, and writing. And, as with most other purposes, many are free.
So when you go to buy that new iPad3 set up the old one as a children s toy, and educational toy.
- In iPad, autistic children find a rewarding, learning tool (nsingit.wordpress.com)
- Eau Claire Library Lending iPads (techcrunch.com)
- Top Math App for iPhone and iPad is Free This Weekend (themactrack.com)
- iPads in Science 2 (educatoral.com)
- Useful Apps for Teachers (dmacteaches.wordpress.com)
- Apple donates over 9,000 free iPads to Teach for America (digitaltrends.com)
- M-Edges releases kid-friendly, drop-proof iPad case (teleread.com)
- Learn ABC; It’s Munch Time for iPad – New Kids App, Fun and Educational (themactrack.com)
- British Schoolkids Stock up on iPads, iPhones (pcworld.com)
- Introducing Big Grips Frame™ for iPad – Finally, Parents Can Relax When the Kids Grab the iPad (prweb.com)
- Review: Sid the Science Kid Science Fair iPad App (benspark.com)